If you believe the mainstream media, it's the end of the Clinton era. Say it isn't so! Between HRC's mess of a campaign team, missteps in the Obama attack strategy and Ole Bill's bizarre performances to promote (suspicious!) Hillary, it all points to the a rapid waning of HRC's star. Boy, I hope not - Obama's suits are not nearly as fascinating as Hillary's ensembles, and he seems to have the same hairdo all the time. Where is the fun in that? Although he does seem to have grown a few more teeth recently, so maybe he does have some potential for ongoing scrutiny.
Now look at the photo that Drudge has up this morning. This can't be right, can it? I confess that one of the pleasures of a HRC presidency would be watching her face deteriorate (unless her yet-to-be-revealed healthcare plan involves unlimited cosmetic surgery for all), but this has to be photoshopped, don't you think? Her 88 year old mother looks better than that.
Last week, the Rodham-Clinton ladies came together in Iowa to stir the primary cauldron. Considering the multiple cosmetic procedures done to make Chelsea presentable, Hillary's own facelift and Mama's little nip and tuck (to say nothing of the wiglet), we're looking at easily $150 K on stage there. This is how she should sell herself: The Cosmetic Surgery Candidate. That would get the women's vote hand's down and also the Hollywood has-been endorsement. Wait a minute ...
Love the Scavullo-like portrait lighting there. That's the technique Joan Rivers uses for her QVC appearances, and I've seen Judge Judy go for the same method to enhance her appearance. Oh, Hillary - so much to look at, so much to observe - please don't go away! Bless the Des Moines Register's endorsement yesterday. That should keep her around a while longer, even though the Register hasn't backed a winner since 1980.
By the way, the Des Moines Register building is aging very gracefully. It's in the heart of downtown- a Des Moines tall building. That's what they call it, a "tall building" - they know better than to say skyscraper -and has a lovely swooping canopy that wraps around the corners. Its got a very 30's vibe to it and is quite lovely.
This is what I've been saying every time I travel there - Des Moines is cool.
Note: I would love to hear the details of the Clinton Healthcare Plan, but I suppose its going to remain vague and unspecific, just like the last time she got her mitts on it, until the whole thing was thrown at us like a stinkbomb.