Why do women like Hillary Clinton think clothes aren"t important when they have power?

Why do women like Hillary Clinton think clothes aren”t important when they have power

1:34 AM on 26th May 2011

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Poor Hillary Clinton. She has obviously decided that, surrounded by fashion plates on the Obama State visit, she might as well give up the ghost and wear a really awful double-breasted coat and that working woman’s staple: black baggy old trousers, black tights (I hate tights with trousers!!!) and pointy courts.

She reminds me of Cherie Blair: somewhere behind all that tat that looks as if it comes from the Next summer sale bin is a brain, if only she could remember where she placed it.

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Crimes against fashion: Hillary Clinton wore an unsightly double-breasted coat, left, and black baggy trousers during her stay in London this week

This just isn’t good enough. I am hankering after Condy Rice, who was always so well coiffed and businesslike.

I don’t understand women who think clothes are not important when they have power.

This is the point when fashion is needed most. Even George W. Bush inspired confidence in his inky black immaculate Ralph Lauren suits.

Now I know how Ken Clarke felt – and I was only buying petrolKenneth Clarke: Shot down in flames by the PC brigade

Kenneth Clarke: Shot down in flames by the PC brigade

Either am becoming even more deaf, which is entirely possible, or people, particularly those in the service industries, are becoming increasingly unintelligible.

Take last Saturday afternoon. I was driving from London to Somerset, and stopped for petrol at the BP garage just before the road becomes the M4.

I put on my little plastic gloves, and placed the nozzle in the socket. Nothing. I waved.

I jumped up and down. I got in my car and beeped, all to no avail.

I stormed into the petrol station, and marched up to the till. The 20 or so people in the queue, all doing their weekly shop, gave me looks that could kill, thinking I was pushing in. ‘Oh, eat one of your doughnuts,’ I said to the one nearest to me. I told the young man serving that the pump didn’t work.

‘You need to garble, garble garble.’


‘Garble, nonsense, garble.’

‘I can’t understand a word you’re saying,’ I said, entirely reasonably. The young man rolled his eyes at his colleague, while the people in the queue bristled.

I could see them thinking: ‘She is being racist!’ (The shop assistants are all Indian, possibly Sri Lankan.) I began to know how Ken Clarke (above) felt last week when he stated the obvious, only to be shot down in flames by the PC brigade.

‘I come!’ the young man said finally, pausing to slowly put on a fluorescent jacket to brave the dangers of the sunny forecourt.

The world has gone completely insane.

Craving motherhood: Adele

Craving motherhood: Adele

This is Adele, talking to music magazine Q about her ex-boyfriend.

‘I’ve been getting a few texts. A few emails. I just ignored ’em,’ said the singer-songwriter whose new album, 21, is at the top of the charts.

‘Suddenly, out of the blue, just checking in, saying: “You alright Oh, you’re just on my mind . . .” I bet I am!’

This is an attitude I applaud, but then she says: ‘I wanna look after someone. Give my all to someone in marriage and have a big family. Have proper purpose.’

Lily Allen famously gave up her music career because she wanted to start a family.

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Do they not realise how we, the previous generation, suffered!