Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hillary in Vogue

Hillary Rodham Clinton is featured in the current (December) issue of Vogue, and it's a big article:

She walks into the adjoining ballroom, where she has been keeping Katie Couric waiting, and sits down to do a lengthy and tough interview on the war in Afghanistan and President Obama's agonizing decision-making process. Not surprisingly, her mastery of the issues is dazzling. Even Couric is blown away. In fact, Clinton is so clearheaded on the subject, so eloquent, that it raises the question: Why hasn't Hillary Clinton been more out in front on the most troubling foreign-policy issues of the day?

The gorgeous cover of Vogue, pictured above, featuring First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is from December 1998. She was brilliant then too. I'm not going to have time to read the Vogue piece for a bit, but an article at Huffington Post offers these tidbits:

Writer Jonathan van Meter reports that Clinton enjoys "Mad Men" (telling him "That's how it was!...That's why the women's-liberation movement was so shocking. It was like news from outer space"), is "a champion sleeper" ("[s]he naps on command; she is impervious to jet lag"), and does her own makeup ("holding a compact, Clinton puts on mascara, lipstick, blush, and a little powder").

That's exactly why I watch Mad Men.