Saturday, July 21, 2007

This Was Once A Great Newspaper

Washington Post:
There was cleavage on display Wednesday afternoon on C-SPAN2. It belonged to Sen. Hillary Clinton.

She was talking on the Senate floor about the burdensome cost of higher education. She was wearing a rose-colored blazer over a black top. The neckline sat low on her chest and had a subtle V-shape. The cleavage registered after only a quick glance. No scrunch-faced scrutiny was necessary. There wasn't an unseemly amount of cleavage showing, but there it was. Undeniable.

It was startling to see that small acknowledgment of sexuality and femininity peeking out of the conservative -- aesthetically speaking -- environment of Congress. After all, it wasn't until the early '90s that women were even allowed to wear pants on the Senate floor. It was even more surprising to note that it was coming from Clinton, someone who has been so publicly ambivalent about style, image and the burdens of both.
Digby's take. And MissLaura, of Daily Kos, also weighs in.

And just when you think they can't get any worse, their editorial places the blame for the political impasse over Iraq on the Democrats. This is, of course, an editorial page that has always supported the war, never apologized for it, and endorsed war hawk Joe Lieberman's re-election bid. Frank, at Daily Kos, has this one.

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