Judging from the comments I read both at the original post and at the Facebook pages where this article was linked, I think I speak for all the Homegirls and Homeboys when I say, resignedly, that I really did not expect better. In fact, the Team HIllary Clinton Facebook denizens can attest that exactly a month ago, I warned that something like this would happen. Am I shocked? No. Does that make this easier to swallow? Absolutely not. It is patently outrageous, predictable as it was.
Although she claims to have been a Hillary Rodham Clinton supporter, in the past year we have seen a few articles and comments from Tina Brown that ring odd coming from a self-proclaimed admirer. In summer of last year, for example she published her much circulated article Hillary, Take Off Your Burqa , AKA Obama’s Other Wife. in which she suggested that Obama was keeping Hillary in the shadows, eclipsing her, as it were, and that for sundry reasons that amounted to left-handed compliments to our Homegirl, he should let her take off her burqa. A link to The Daily Beast article by Brown appears in this post: Mean Season at the All-Star Break.
Almost a month later, in the midst of a taxing two-week tour of Africa, Hillary briefy lashed out at a question during a Townterview. She understood the question to have been about her husband’s opinion. Truth be told, many of us Homegirls actually enjoyed the little outburst. She was awesome. Tina Brown was later known to comment that Hillary was “…hot, feeling fat, and needed to go to the gym.” Many of us agree that Hillary is hot, but not the way Brown meant it. Commenting about her body, however, and what she arguably might or might not need to do was way out of line. Again, we wary Homefolks wondered about Brown’s supposed support of HRC as well as her agenda.
A month ago, Hillary generously and graciously, on a Friday night after a long, typically busy week, provided introductory remarks at Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit’s reading of the play Seven. You can see the text here: Hillary Rodham Clinton: Remarks At the Women In The World Summit. You can also watch the videos here: Video: Secretary Clinton Introducing the play “Seven” at the Women in the World Summit 03.12.2010.
At the time I posted these, I alerted the Home boys and girls at Team Hillary Clinton that Tina Brown merited watching. Hillary did her a big favor despite the snipes Brown had taken at her. Sure enough, today a Homegirl and Team member posted a link to an article in The Daily Beast that frivolously asks Are Power Pantsuits the Solution? by Kate Betts
Solution? Is there a problem? Doesn’t look like it to me!
Now granted Brown did not write this piece of frivolous, opinionated trash, but The Daily Beast is hers, falls under her oversight, and, as we see it, she should have killed this post. Furthermore, she should never allow another article of this nature at her blog given the lovely gesture Hillary made for her just last month.
The criticism is lodged at Hillary’s style. This outfit evidently inspired it, pantsuit AND shoes.
Now I thought she rocked this look SO beautifully that I posted all the pictures I could find on Sunday here: Photos of Hillary Clinton’s Sunny Sunday in D.C. To find it savaged so thoroughly at a site belonging to someone Hillary had actually graced with her time and presence is an outrage. It is not a shock. I fully expected something like this, but the ungrateful conduct is contemptible.
To compare Hillary to Michelle Obama is apples and oranges. To compare her unfavorably to Nancy Pelosi? Ridiculous!
I REST MY CASE!
I sense envy, the green monster. Hillary Clinton puts herself together artfully, meticulously, and her natural beauty would allow her to get away with much less, but she goes the extra mile and always looks exquisite. So, Tina, call your dogs off! Here’s what we know – when Hillary hears the dogs barking, she keeps going! And so will we! Until you cease and desist in your underhanded campaign against an angel in service to her country. Her hard work alone should cause you shame in having allowed this article to be posted. Her personal favor to you? You, Madam, are an envious, wretched ingrate! (You wish you looked that gorgeous! Not to mention the brain. You would envy her sense of decency if you had any ethics.)