2008 Re: Edwards vs. Clinton’s Coat
posted by July 24 at 10:12 AMon
Here’s Politico’s Roger Simon (linked by Eli below) on Edwards’s comment about Clinton’s jacket:
Write this down, guys: Attack her policies, attack her past votes, attack her personality if you want to, but don’t attack what she is wearing. It looks sexist and cheap.
But we awarded points to Edwards for his video, in which he played the song “Hair” — a reference to the extremely expensive haircuts he charged to his campaign — and showed pictures of the poor in America with the ending frame: “What really matters?”
It was a nice attack on the carping press who concentrate on the insignificant while failing to help address America’s real problems.
And here’s Politico’s Roger Simon spilling 700 words on John Edwards’s hair.
I didn’t think Edwards came off as “not a nice man,” and I don’t think his statement was an “attack.” (Believe me, I’m the last person to defend attacks on Clinton’s clothes; I just don’t think this was one.) I think the comment came off more as a light-hearted, if not very successful, attempt at a joke—a joke set up by the question, which prompted ALL of the candidates to make not-very-funny jabs at one another (Obama made a lame joke about the White Sox;