July 13, 2009, - 3:59 pm

Is It Just Me . . .

By Debbie Schlussel
. . . or is there something terribly ridiculous about tax money going to a special Secretary of State seal sling for Hillary Clinton? Isn’t it ridiculous that we have a head of foreign affairs who thinks a sling accessory telling us, “Don’t You Know Who I Am?” is one of the most important foreign policy matters before her?
It’s sooooo pretentious. And it reminds me of deposed ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame “The Kingpin” Kilpatrick, who used to walk around wearing a baseball hat that said “CEO” . . . as if we didn’t know he was the Mayor, and as if he was running the city like a well-oiled corporation rather than his own personal drug ring.
I mean does she really need a sling telling us she’s the Secretary of State? Did she think someone would mistake her for the Secretary of Supermodels? Perhaps, we might think she was the Secretary of Failed Heir Apparent Presidential Candidates.
The Dragon Lady of Gauche Fashion Accessories . . .

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Don’t You Know Who I Am?: Look @ Me, I’m the SecState

& I Have the Sling to Prove It

On the other hand, given the Obama-Hillary foreign policy aims, perhaps we’d all be better off if they relinquished the international stage for haute couture in broken elbow accoutrements.
You know there’s something wrong when a Secretary of State press briefing begins, thus:

QUESTION: That’s a very stylish sling.
SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you for noticing, Matt. That’s right. See, I’ve got my Secretary of State – (laughter). Oh, goodness.

Stay tuned, next week, for the official Secretary of State seal bra and granny panties.
I don’t ever remember a male Secretary of State having fashion questions at his press conferences. Do you?

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17 Responses

I think you are overreacting, Debbie. From a close up, it looks like an iron-on or a stick-on patch that you can buy for about 5 bucks (here’s an eBay auction for one, for example; http://bit.ly/FghOr). I suspect she bought the patch with her own money (but even if she didn’t I am sure they have the patches available internally) and stuck it on there to accessorize an otherwise dull-looking sling. I see nothing wrong with a woman’s desire to accessorize a little.

teamodo on July 13, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I just thank God she’s whatever in NAME ONLY. She’s the joke of Washington and not allowed any power at all.
So, she’s comic relief for me.

GOLDENMIKE4393 on July 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm

They don’t show the physical therapy involved. Learning to use your arm again can take months. And one learns to live with the implants that ensure the bone sets correctly. They won’t show THAT side of Hillary.

NormanF on July 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm

My Rabbi had a great comment about this a couple of weeks ago when she first broke her elbow. My Rabbi started off by saying the elbow is how we dine “elegantly” (as opposed to how animals eat). It allows us to bring the food to us.
Hillary broke her elbow just after a press conference with Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman where Hillary repeated that Israel must not do any expansion of “settlements” (They are settlements in the same sense that any small to medium sized town in the US is a settlement).
My Rabbi thought this was a great punishment for Hillary from G-d.

i_am_me on July 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Yeah it’s pretentious, but it’s also a pretty petty thing to complain about, much like Obama enjoying spicy mustard on a hamburger (so do I, btw). C’mon now, i’m sure you can come up with some real rants if you put your mind to it.
[S: WHO CRITICIZED SPICY MUSTARD ON A HAMBURGER? I LOVE THAT. PLOCHMAN’S KOSCIUSCKO SPICY BROWN MUSTARD IS THE BEST, BY THE WAY. http://plochmans.elsstore.com/view/category/497-kosciusko-mustards/ TASTES GREAT ON EVERYTHING–HOT DOG, HAMBURGER, CHICKEN SANDWICH, YOU NAME IT.
DS]

Scabies on July 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm

I’m thinking it was likely a gift from her daughter, husband or close friend.

Perpetua on July 13, 2009 at 5:32 pm

It’s also kind of amazing, Debbie, that in the same breath, you complain that women act more and more like men, and men act more and more like women, and yet you make fun of a woman who acts feminine and wants to brighten her outfit.
What’s wrong with a woman getting a question about fashion? According to *you*, it’s *women* who are supposed to be fashionable, *not* men — so then it’s perfectly natural for a woman to get such a question, not a man!

teamodo on July 13, 2009 at 5:48 pm

I gotta stick up for my gal Hil.
You’re way off base with the “granny panties” comment.
Hillary is much to hip for those…or is that groovy?

SamAdams on July 13, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Yo, Mr. Adams, kindly drink your namesake beer AND SHUT UP!
Cankles as Deb puts it so nicely is NO WOMAN!

NEPatriot on July 13, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I love that just about every picture she takes she looks crazy, retarded or both.

samurai on July 13, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I hadn’t seen Hillary in a few weeks. I was wondering if she was going to be on a milk carton or a Wal-mart lost persons board. Have you seen Me?
Let’s not go into talking about Hillary’s undergarments. The Horror, The Horror… Uggghhhhhh

californiascreaming on July 14, 2009 at 1:59 am

It is probably a consolation prize for Hillary. President Obama does not let her do very much. In fact, you would probably have to go back to the Nixon/Kissinger Era to find a less active Secretary of State. I wonder when Mrs. Clinton will discover her self-respect and walk away from this meaningless job?

Worry01 on July 14, 2009 at 3:15 am

NEPatriot: Shutup? Shutup?
Does this mean my gal Hil (sarc <—NOTE!) is neither hip nor groovy?
Do you actually think I approve of Hilary other than in some deviously dark Dr. Evil kinky don’t tell the kids kind of way? (The details of which I’ll keep to myself thank you very much.)

SamAdams on July 14, 2009 at 2:47 pm

You wouldn’t understand, it’s a Democrat thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryEGmkjv8R8

sonofsheldon on July 14, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Gotta hand it to those Clintons, they never stop slinging it.

yonason on July 15, 2009 at 4:27 pm

DEAR FIRST MAM,MS.HILLARY CLINTON,I admire the great streanth endurance that Ms. Hill continuasly comes at you with. somtime I honestly think that woman could go the distance in a profesional heavy weight boxing match. against the best of man fighters! Ms .Hill your a thinker and your solutions to most all you do, have always been out of thought an intelect! I love you, and hope you never give up! EYE OF THE TIGER!!!! Give MY LOVE to MY TWIN Sister,I LOVE YOU MY PUR”ECIOUS HU!HU! Sincerly, Siddiqui Abedin

Siddiqui Abedin on June 24, 2010 at 10:46 pm

DEAR FIRST MAM,MS.HILLARY CLINTON,I admire the great streanth endurance that Ms. Hill continuasly comes at you with. somtime I honestly think that woman could go the distance in a profesional heavy weight boxing match. against the best of man fighters! Ms .Hill your a thinker and your solutions to most all you do, have always been out of thought an intelect! I love you, and hope you never give up! EYE OF THE TIGER!!!! Give MY LOVE to MY TWIN Sister,I LOVE YOU MY PUR”ECIOUS HU!HU! Sincerly, Siddiqui Abedin

Siddiqui Abedin on June 24, 2010 at 10:46 pm

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