Cleavage catches attention -- in politics too

Hillary may be middle age. It may be politically incorrect to notice. But, the fact of the matter is that cleavage is always an object of attention, even when they are the breasts of a middle aged woman, of one conservatively attired, and of a candidate for president of the United States.

Hillary may be middle age.  It may be politically incorrect to notice.  But, the fact of the matter is that cleavage is always an object of attention, even when they are the breasts of a middle aged woman, of one conservatively attired, and of a candidate for president of the United States.  

Senator Clinton was giving a talk last week on the Senate floor wearing a far-from-provocative V-neck top.  But it caught the attention of a journalist at the Washington Post who gave play and attention to her exposed cleavage.  That the journalist was female only added to the story.  Clinton’s people joined in, trying to make reference to her cleavage a fund raising opportunity – decrying such focus and calling for support for her on the basis of issues not breasts.

Cleavage will not go away (thank goodness).  It makes good fund raising.  It makes good news.  And, it says that women can be leaders and have breasts too.  Issues matter, but so does gender.     

Daniel Socolow
Daniel Socolow: President, Socolow Group. Former Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program, President of the American University of Paris, Vice President of Spelman College. BA, MA, Ph.D.

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Comments

  • Anonymous

    July 29, 2007

    amen for breasts. women should use their sexuality, not try to cover it up.

  • Anonymous

    July 30, 2007

    Get real, this is Hillary who you are speaking about. Her cleavage hasn't been interesting to her husband Slick Willy for years. My friends in Little Rock say that the only guys who have taken an interest in that pair in the last 20 years were James McDougal and Vince Foster.

  • Anonymous

    August 01, 2007

    Hillary is built like a linebacker, not a woman.

  • Dave Lloyd

    August 07, 2007

    I find Obama's cleavage more attractive, and I definitely am not gay.

  • David Gersh

    September 04, 2007

    Agree with JDonahue. MacDougal and Foster found her attractive and wound up on the other side of the soil as a result.

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