February 17, 2009

Condi or Hillary? Which woman nailed Secretary-of-State-wear?

You decide.

Which SOS got it right?
Hillary and her secret garden
Condi, the open dominatrix
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25 comments:

ricpic said...

What's the point of Condi's almost knee high leather boots, to discombobulate the foreign diplomats she's "negotiating" with?

Ann Althouse said...

If the weather is cold and you're wearing a skirt, then a coat and good quality leather boots are absolutely appropriate. The key issue isn't the leather or the boots, but the shape and height of the heels. That's what's playing tricks on your head.

Psychedelic George said...

Why isn't Madeline the Battle Ax in the survey?

Original Mike said...

Condi.

Harder questions, please.

vet66 said...

The same reason Helen Thomas isn't a contender...Think of Helen Thomas in leather boots to the tune of "These Boots are made for walkin'"

Doesn't work for most!

Bissage said...

I once drank champagne out of Condi’s booty.

No wait . . . that was a typo.

And a fib, to boot!

k*thy said...

If the weather is cold and you're wearing a skirt,

...and you're de-planing on a windy runway...pants are a good idea...and not just to keep warm.

section9 said...

Condi dresses as what she is, a top butch. It's a way to tell men to keep their distance and keep them in their place. She compensated for the inherent weakness in the office of S.o.S. by projecting power initially, and understood that silent messaging was everything.

There was a reason she went to Barbizon School when she was younger.

Hillary, for all her talents, dresses as if she was one of the weekly losers to Morimoto on Iron Chef.

Curtiss said...

Are there cankle boots?

Cheryl said...

A long coat with pants? Worse yet, an old-lady gardeny coat? Ugh. Dowdy dowdy.

Long coat, smokin' hot boots, just enough leg? Smart and awesome.

Original Mike is right. This question is way too easy.

Big Mike said...

Condi. She is a slender, attractive woman negotiating with (mostly) men who, might otherwise think that attractiveness == dumb. She is dressed to remind her opposite numbers that she represents (represented) an aggressive, muscular country.

Hillary is used to assuming that everybody is aware of her power, and that may not be the right thing to assume just now in her dealings with foreign leaders. Hillary wears slacks because she has ugly ankles and probably -- at her age -- varicose veins. But the right skirt on a woman is much more intimidating than slacks.

Henry Buck said...

Next up for Hillary, a Bella Abzug hat. No one messes with a woman wearing a hat like that!

former law student said...

Hillary dresses like a mom.

Condi dressed like a single woman.

fcai said...

Hold it, wait, what? That's a chick? I thought Hillary was a short fat man with moobs. Holy schnike, no wonder Bill poked everything in sight...

Christy said...

While an exciting lining in a conservative piece of clothing appeals to my sense of fun, the visual is almost always discordant. Unless of course we are talking about a fur lined silk coat. ;D

Meade said...

I don't think I've ever seen Hillary looking so lovely as she does in that photo. Love the flash of secret garden but no doubt I'm peculiar in the way.

Trooper York said...

Of all the verbs in all the world the one that seems least appropriate for both Condi and Hillary is nailed.

I would simply ask which one licked the problem of Secretary-of-State
wear.

So to speak.

commenter said...

what's the average (true) height of women in government. I'll bet 5'6".

I bet the average height of men is 6 foot, maybe taller when you look at our last three presidents.

that's why women wear heels. they have to catch up or kissup to the guys.

Joe said...

I don't like Hillary, but she seems to have good fashion sense (and never looks dumpy like Albright often did.)

Synova said...

You gotta love Condi's wardrobe, but...

I think that Hillary is wearing something right for her. I think she'd look like a clown in something overly severe. I hate to say that the "hidden garden" makes her look motherly, but most of us are conditioned from birth to obey our mothers. It's not a look that lacks authority.

JAL said...

I vote for Condi, but actually like the idea of a surprise lining in Hillary's coat. Only it should have been a more powerful, 'cooler' lining.

commenter said...

for a blog that is so sympathetic to sexual orientation, you ought to give MA the same consideration. Wasn't she heritagely and religiously disoriented and then re oriented in 1997. I don't expect, though, that anyone might consider heritage and spirituality as important as sex on this blog. Especially with TITUS making light of anything.

COnfession: i personallay am sick of gay schtick. I have to put up with it in my morning swims where I search for my underwater spirituality.

commenter said...

for a blog that is so sympathetic to sexual orientation, you ought to give MA the same consideration and not call her dumpy looking. Wasn't she heritagely and religiously disoriented and then re oriented in 1997. I don't expect, though, that anyone might consider heritage and spirituality as important as sex on this blog. Especially with TITUS making light of anything.

COnfession: i personallay am sick of gay schtick. I have to put up with it in my morning swims where I search for my underwater spirituality.

Simon said...

They each appropriately project the image of the administration they serve to the audience addressed by the secretary of state: Condi is dressed like a pocket battleship and Hillary is dressed like a mom on a christmas shopping spree.

MadisonMan said...

I really like the lining of that coat. It's a flash of whimsy, IMO. But I like Condi's Dominatrix outfit even more.

Hillary looks happy and relaxed. Good for her!