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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Grimace

posted by on March 25 at 12:53 PM

This image has been at the top of the Godforsaken Drudge Report all day.


I kind of love it.

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It looks like she's really squeezing one out!

Of course, that's pretty much all that you get from her campaign lately... shit and hot air.

Posted by bma | March 25, 2008 12:59 PM

I like her hair.

Posted by Aislinn | March 25, 2008 1:07 PM

And the Barbara Bush pearls, too.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 25, 2008 1:09 PM

Now I have to live with the image of The Hill pinching a fat loaf making that face.

Posted by Mike in MO | March 25, 2008 1:13 PM

All the substative and demonstrative argumentas against Senator Clinton, but, no... let's be shallow and mock her appearance. (And I'm an Obama supporter.)

This only emboldens ECB's complaints about the ignorant sexism heaped upon Hillary, which is as lame as the ignorant racism flung at Obama.

Grow up.

Posted by Andy Niable | March 25, 2008 1:14 PM

Drudge needs to be careful about how tough he is on her. After all, he gains millions of miles of hits/fodder for 4 years of her in the White House

Posted by Non | March 25, 2008 1:14 PM

note: link does not open in new window

Posted by Non | March 25, 2008 1:15 PM

I like the way her hair looks with the eyebrows.

Drudge will go into the wilderness with the other Red Bushies for forty years too.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 25, 2008 1:15 PM

The only pic I've made fun of her for is the one where I suggested she looked like Bat-Boy's mom.

And that's because she did.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 25, 2008 1:17 PM

she actually looks pretty good there -- for such a cringe. spitzer could learn much from her.

Posted by infrequent | March 25, 2008 1:17 PM

I told you she was having her fangs removed.

Posted by patrick | March 25, 2008 1:21 PM

I agree with Andy @5. Please don't click on the Drudge just send him more traffic and revenue, and why would you want to perpetuate this kind of douchebaggery?

Fuck Drudge.

Posted by Matthew | March 25, 2008 1:22 PM

yes, the hair is nice. but so does her skin look great... and her teeth seem flawless.

Posted by infrequent | March 25, 2008 1:23 PM

I'm trying to imagine the context of this image, for real. I'm curious what she's wincing about. I agree with @5, though.

Posted by Ziggity | March 25, 2008 1:26 PM

Is there some kind of a down side to getting ECB riled up?

Posted by elenchos | March 25, 2008 1:32 PM

yes, i am with @5 as well.

but i also find it humorous that this "bad" face isn't really so bad. not compared to some classics we've seen from mccain or spitzer...

Posted by infrequent | March 25, 2008 1:32 PM

What makes the pic better is her colossal fuckup in repeating her ridiculous lies. CBS pwned her thoroughly. Now she says she "misspoke".

Posted by AMB | March 25, 2008 1:33 PM

I agree with @5, but points off for the bushism (embolden).

OTOH, @1 got in a good one.

Posted by Mike of Renton | March 25, 2008 1:33 PM

You bitches is evil.

Posted by fluteprof | March 25, 2008 1:35 PM

Hey 18 you pretentious prick, embolden is a word according to the OED.

"To encourage is to give active help or to raise confidence to the point where one dares to do what is difficult (: encouraged by her teacher, she set her sights on attending Harvard).
Embolden also entails giving confidence or boldness, but it implies overcoming reluctance or shyness (: success as a public speaker emboldened her to enter politics)."

I used to be a language nazi but have since reformed. Please do likewise; language is natural and changes: maybe Bush likes to use the word embolden, but he didn't invent it. Even if he did, that doesn't mean that if it enters common usage it isn't a word. Descriptivism FTW (in all but the worst cases).

As to whether or not the word is the right one in this case, I don't know or care; it's a bit iffy though.

Finally: Click the link everyone. It's not sexism to print a photo of someone. That is bullshit. So she grimaced and it looks like she's crying. Does the article/caption (if there is one) say she's crying? Has the photo been doctored? What is the context? Will you even know if you don't click? No? Then click; your pageview isn't that important; get off your high horse.

When Tom Brady cried in the endzone and papers published images of this, I doubt anyone called the photogs "sexist". Emotion is not a female monopoly, though by calling depictions of emotive females "sexist", you're perpetuating that bias.

Posted by Jason Petersen | March 25, 2008 1:51 PM

i have to agree, that's a pretty hot look for her [facial expression notwithstanding]. simple and classic, evocative of jackie o. now she looks and dresses like a lesbian gym teacher on parent-teacher night. where did she go wrong?

Posted by brandon | March 25, 2008 2:00 PM


Posted by rexmundane | March 25, 2008 2:01 PM

@12 is right. don't click on drudge.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 25, 2008 2:09 PM

yeah she's selfish, and Obama's caucus is bigger than hers, and she looks ugly too!

Unity, change, hope, rah rah rah.

Posted by unPC | March 25, 2008 2:17 PM

I'm constantly astounded that people believe the internet economy works on impressions. I guess they're important, but aren't click-throughs more important? Unless you have link prefetching enabled, I'd hope you aren't stupid enough to click any ads.

Posted by Jason Petersen | March 25, 2008 2:31 PM


"Embolden" is not a Bushism; it's an actual word.

Posted by Andy Niable | March 25, 2008 2:35 PM

@25 - impressions = higher Alexa rankings = more ad revenue. Obviously.

Posted by tsm | March 25, 2008 2:38 PM

That was her expression when she learned that the pastor of their church in Arkansas was the Grand Wizard.

Posted by Let history show | March 25, 2008 2:46 PM

I'm a gay Obama supporter, but I think HRC looks pretty good in this pic.

Posted by Thomas | March 25, 2008 2:55 PM

That is a nice photo, almost looks like she's having an orgasm. But maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part.

Posted by Hot for Hillary | March 25, 2008 3:18 PM

I had the same thought, @30. On the end of my big Polska Kielbasa. We all see what we want to see.

Posted by Big Sven | March 25, 2008 4:10 PM

i think she looks a little elegant. i like it, sort of.

Posted by bree | March 25, 2008 4:37 PM

It's a cool pic.

Um, @30, ... no. It doesn't. Or if it does, she's faking it ... you're doing it wrong.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 25, 2008 5:54 PM

Will @33 - I'm not doing it wrong, well, unless you consider anal sex wrong.

Posted by Hot for Hillary | March 25, 2008 9:39 PM

Had she just told another lie?

Posted by photogreg | March 26, 2008 11:29 AM

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