Posts Tagged: Hillary Clinton

Standing by Your Man

The year was 1968. In May, Wynette sang courageously about the heartbreak of “D-I-V-O-R-C-E.” Then, in September, she offered the heart-aching advice to “Stand By Your Man.” Both songs topped the charts, but she’s remembered mostly for the staying, and not for the going—which is odd, since Wynette divorced five different husbands.

It’s odder still since “Stand By Your Man” is not so much revered as reviled. Women are accused of standing by their men, not applauded for it. Political wives are almost always judged by this standard, at least since 1992, when Hillary Clinton invoked the song during an interview with 60 Minutes. She and [...]


People Have Been Misunderstanding Barack Obama's Friendly Teasing Of Hillary Clinton For Four Years

This has been bothering me for four years. And, since, in the lead-up to tonight's presidential debate, it's being talked about lot right now, I will talk about it a little more. I think lots of people are wrong: Barack Obama was not being "icy" or "condescending" or "arrogant" or "scornful" when he made the joke about Hillary Clinton being "likeable enough" in the 2008 democratic primary debate in New Hampshire. He was being funny in a nice, playful way. I thought it was great.


Jews Make Woman Disappear

Here's a verison of that now famous Situation Room picture for those of you who are frightened that it might turn you on. "The Hasidic newspaper will not intentionally include any images of women in the paper because it could be considered sexually suggestive."


Hillary Clinton and Michelle Bachelet Hold Trippiest News Conference Ever

Look, captioning errors happen. It's understandable. Particularly in this day and age, when the frequent use of slideshows and galleries tends to introduce a number of extra variables which increase the opportunity for misaligned photos and descriptors. But you know what? This is still pretty great. [Via]


Clinton Returns Home With Journalists, Clinton (The Other One) Sees Chance For Talks

Bill Clinton and the two journalists he rescued from North Korea have returned safely to the United States (adorable photo here). "I am very happy that after this long ordeal, Laura Ling and Euna Lee are now home and reunited with their loved ones," said the former President in a three-line statement that shows how much the world has changed since he held office; ten years ago it would have been a small novel.


How Jeb Bush Loses On Super Tuesday, 2016

Here's one easy way the Republican primaries could go.

Let's say you've got your saggy Scott Brown, your Rand Paul, maybe your Ted Cruz on the outside… and then up front, your Marco Rubio and your Jeb Bush. I just can't take Mike Huckabee seriously, even though he's polling first right now. (In this hypothetical universe, it's, predictably, all men: Everyone decides Nikki Haley is too young, Mary Fallin never gets any steam, and Sarah Palin sticks her head out and everyone's checkbooks retreat in terror and she goes away again.)

How LOL is this?

Jeb is the money leader early out, just because a Bush raises [...]


Hillary's All, "Whatever, Haters"

You know what? Hillary Clinton is going to wear whatever she wants, and if you've got a problem with that, tough, because the woman just does not care.


Some Stories Are Too Good To Be True: Mierle Ukeles & Hillary Clinton

I'm so pleased to report that yesterday's story about Mierle Ukeles is, as I suspected, a bit too pat to be true. (It contains "wisps of truths," she says—and they're good wisps!) I'm pleased because I loved the story but I disliked the moral. Also? Hillary Clinton was just coughing in the situation room in that already-famous photograph. This is the deal with narrative, am I right?


The Judgments Of George W. Bush

Former Bush speechwriter Matt Latimer has a book coming out about that administration's final days, and GQ's got an excerpt. The whole thing is worth a read, but here's one of my favorite parts: The president assesses his potential successors.


Mark Penn Says What If?

Mark Penn, chief pollster for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, tells ABC that had John Edwards chosen not to run because of the whole affair-and-babymaking thing, "it would have been a very different race," because Edwards voters were "focused on demographics" and Hillary would have been their other white meat. "We will never know for sure," says Penn, for whose sterling services Clinton still owes $2.3 million, "but it will be the woulda, coulda, shoulda of this race." Or, you know, one of them.


Vote Romney For A President Hillary

"Note well, Democrats: If Mr. Obama wins, Hillary Clinton will never become president." Note it well, Democrats. NOTE IT WELL.


Hillary's Rebranding

So yeah, this really happened that the guys who run the Texts from Hillary Tumblr were called to a meeting with Hillary Clinton. Where there were posed hilarious photos! Very interesting in an election year.


Long Island Newspaper Gets Only The "Sexist And Racist" Part Of "Making A Sexist And Racist Joke" Right

A Smithtown, N.Y., newspaper is under fire for publishing a photo spread comparing Barack and Michelle Obama to Fred Sanford and "Aunt Esther" from the '70s sitcom Sanford & Son. The Smithtown Messenger spread was entitled "Before And After," and in it pictures of recent Presidents and their spouses on Inauguration Day were compared with current photos. But the "After" photo for the Obamas is not some sort of Photoshop Aging Filter wonder; instead it's a shot of Fred and Esther seemingly about to come to blows. A scan inside.


Tired, Emotional Hillary Clinton Becoming As Candid As Joe Biden

Will this be our outrage for the day? Quite possibly! God forbid the Secretary of State cast aspersions on the cleanest, fairest, least manipulated election this country has ever seen. On foreign soil, no less! Tina Brown was right: Bitch needs to hit the gym.