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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review July 31, 2007 / 16 Menachem-Av, 5767

No booby prizes in this campaign

By Wesley Pruden


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | There's an important lesson for the likes of Barack Obama, John Edwards, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney hidden (but not well) in the depths of Hillary Clinton's cleavage. You can bet the wisest among them are already taking notes.


It's tough for a man to run against a woman.


The point of a presidential campaign, or even for an office considerably less grand, is to rough up your opponent, early and often. Leave a modest bruise and draw a little blood if you can. How candidates respond to the roughing up tells the rest of us what we need to know in making choices. Politicians understand this, and when the brawling is done only rarely nurture grudges. That's how the game is played.


But roughing up women is neither nice nor smart. The idea of getting rough with women goes against the male nature (except for the thugs and slugs of gridiron and arena), and the mildest and meanest pol among us knows to weigh every word and measure every nuance in every debate he can't avoid. Women in politics insist they want to be treated just like men in serious policy talk but when the going gets tough the smart and discreet male pol retreats to the safety of the pink and fuzzy.


Robin Givhan, who covers pink and fuzzy at The Washington Post, has written about Rudy Giuliani's comb-over, of the vicissitudes of the hair days of John Kerry and John Edwards, of Dick Cheney's sloppy attire at a solemn ceremony of remembrance at Auschwitz, and the only noise from her readers were chuckles and approving clucks. But when she stepped into Hillary's cleavage the high dudgeon flew off the charts.


As cleavages go, this one went a long way. The boys in the newsroom at The Post were sitting around watching C-SPAN, ever alert for a victim to write about, and alerted Mzz Givhan that U.S. senators, of all people, were getting more than an eyeful as Hillary stood pointing with pride and viewing with alarm on both the Senate floor and TV screen. Mzz Givhan wrote that Hillary was spilling the goods while threatening to spill out of an unripped bodice, and that "was surprising because of the [stuffy] location and because of the person." Senators don't go for that rough-and-randy stuff, and nobody but Bill had heretofore thought of Hillary as a provocative hottie.


Ann Lewis, the schoolmarm assigned to monitor who's making eyes at whom at Camp Hillary, pretended to be hot. (You don't have to be a hottie to be hot.) She called Mzz Givhan's column "insulting" and "grossly inappropriate." But it was only pretense, because soon she dispatched a fundraising letter inviting prospective donors to "take a stand against this kind of coarseness and pettiness in American culture." It was the column and not the cleavage, she forgot to say, that was "coarse" and "petty."


She was properly "appalled" by the column, in the way that Grandma Grundy is appalled by lascivious behavior she insists on describing in fulsome detail. "I didn't realize the attention and anger it was setting off nationally," she told Howard Kurtz, the media reporter at The Post. But as soon as she realized it she put pen to paper and sent out for a lot of stamps. "Can you believe that The Washington Post wrote a 746-word article on Hillary's cleavage? I've seen some off-topic press coverage, but talking about body parts? That is grossly inappropriate."


Perhaps we should shed a sympathetic tear for Hillary. Who knew what a shoestring she and Bill must live on? She clearly ran out of silk when cutting the cloth for the bodice, and had to either cut it short at the top or short at the bottom. Anyone who has ever stitched a seam understands.


Ann Lewis works for Hillary but she's eager for rivals to take her caution to heart. She insists the women of America are indignant at being looked at, which is why they spend billions of dollars every year on clothes, cosmetics and low-cut bodices. Women can't help it if the dress and bodice designers cut the cloth too low or too high. They're counting on men, even senators, not to look, as Mzz Lewis rightly observes.


The unfortunate men who must run against Hillary can only put the back of a hand to a tortured brow when confronted with such coarseness and inappropriateness. Hillary's rivals can't all be winners but they can all be gentlemen. Or else someone at Camp Hillary won't have a choice but to write another letter to raise the money to fight the serendipitous blight. It's the American way.

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