I guess we need to talk about the Hillary t-shirt

posted at 6:41 pm on June 25, 2013 by Allahpundit

Guy Benson already flagged it in the Greenroom but I think this warrants front-page treatment. What is it about this shirt that’s captivated the ‘Net today? Is it the fact that it kinda sorta marks the beginning of the 2016 campaign? Or is it the vague suggestion of Hillary bursting, Kuato-like, from the chests of her supporters to gurgle, “Elect me”?

She lives inside us all. Literally.

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How many credible candidates for president over the past 40 years are so well known to the public that they can get away with putting out merch that features their face instead of their name? This is the blessing and curse for the GOP in 2016 if she’s the nominee: She’s been so famous for so long and for so many reasons that the election could become a de facto referendum on Hillary. That’s great if it turns out that the public has Clinton fatigue, not so great if they don’t. She’s popular at the moment that it makes perfect sense to try to capitalize on it this way. Hillary the icon, Hillary the inevitable, the first woman president waiting in the wings until the public’s “ready.” The more larger-than-life they can make her, the more she potentially controls her own electoral fate, which may come in handy as a way to distance herself from the White House if O’s second term continues heading into the crapper.

And yet … the shirt’s goofy, isn’t it? Hillary may be an icon but she’s never had the cult-forming personal charisma that Obama used against her five years ago. She may be smart and capable and well-credentialed, yadda yadda, but she’s never going to be able to pull off the cover of “Rolling Stone” the way The One could. As it is, this is like having a t-shirt with Nixon’s face on it: Even smart, capable, well-credentialed establishment dorks are still establishment dorks. But let me not speak too soon; it may be that both left and right are so tired of Obama come 2016 that the only way one of his former cabinet members can build a campaign is to try to build their own beyond-politics cult of personality. Dork or not, there’s a strategy here.

Exit question: There needs, needs to be a shirt like this for Biden too, no?


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Change “Ready” to “Benghazi”.

nico on June 25, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Yeah, let’s talk about burning them all…

catmman on June 25, 2013 at 6:44 PM

The face of someone who abandoned an ambassador in unsecure Benghazi.

rbj on June 25, 2013 at 6:45 PM

“The horror. The horror.”

- apologies to Francis Ford Coppola

Bruno Strozek on June 25, 2013 at 6:45 PM

What difference does it make?/

kingsjester on June 25, 2013 at 6:46 PM

They spelled creepy wrong.

AndrewsDad on June 25, 2013 at 6:46 PM

It reminds me of the stay puffed marshmallow man.

jawkneemusic on June 25, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Cripe

O ba ma to hill a ry

cmsinaz on June 25, 2013 at 6:47 PM

It’s a great cover for the latest dystopian novel.

INC on June 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Insert dick drawing contest begins NOW!!!!

patman77 on June 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

what would Biden’s shirt say???

C’mon honey, have a seat?

ted c on June 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Change “Ready” to “Benghazi”.

nico on June 25, 2013 at 6:44 PM

With the bloody handprints rubbed across her face.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3CjhvqX21Gg/UHbfkQdKIrI/AAAAAAAAH2s/pITAjOazeTY/s1600/benghazibloodyhandprints.png

Fallon on June 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

I wonder what is her percentage on every shirt sold.

Liam on June 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Aim…

mchristian on June 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

So the boobs on either side represent Bill and Barack?

Patrick S on June 25, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Fallon on June 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Bmore photoshop.

INC on June 25, 2013 at 6:49 PM

They spelled creepy wrong.

AndrewsDad on June 25, 2013 at 6:46 PM

No kidding

gophergirl on June 25, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Uh, they spelled DEADLY wrong.

Pork-Chop on June 25, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Someone with Photoshop skills needs to put a Joker smile on that grin and “What does it matter?” under it.

Phoenix7 on June 25, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Ready?

Not at 3 am on 9/11 she wasn’t…..

Right Ambassador Stevens? Oh wait..

ted c on June 25, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Amb. Stevens was ready for Hillary…

…to secure a certain diplomatic facility.

steebo77 on June 25, 2013 at 6:50 PM

While we are speaking about those wonderful peeps…
Check Drudge headline. Priceless!

katy the mean old lady on June 25, 2013 at 6:50 PM

The white face reminds me of the Joker.

Wethal on June 25, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Back in 2004 when I saw the first Hillary 2008 bumpersticker on the care of my left-wing whackjob neighbor’s Prius, o! how I laughed. I don’t even know where she got it; I think she must have made it herself. :(

cynccook on June 25, 2013 at 6:51 PM

The image on the t-shirt is like people that use pictures of themselves from 20 years ago as their profile pic on Facebook. Who am I kidding; she never even looked that good…

yubley on June 25, 2013 at 6:51 PM

You know what that image of Evita Clinton reminds me of? The space entity “Nagilum” from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, “Where Silence Has Lease.”

Really, the similarity is creepy.

Spurius Ligustinus on June 25, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Reminds me of Al Gore’s slogan after he lost the presidential election. He and his handlers came back with “He’s RESTED. He’s READY!”

Hopefully, Hillary! will suffer the same fate.

GarandFan on June 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

I’m puzzled by this resurgence of the John Belushi “Samurai” character.

If he has no honor to begin with, how can he perform seppuku?

derit on June 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Back in 2004 when I saw the first Hillary 2008 bumpersticker on the care of my left-wing whackjob neighbor’s Prius, o! how I laughed. I don’t even know where she got it; I think she must have made it herself. :(

cynccook on June 25, 2013 at 6:51 PM

The kiddies down at the local public school probably made it during arts and crafts hour.

steebo77 on June 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Somebody needs to make a Rubio shirt that says “Liar”

Mark1971 on June 25, 2013 at 6:54 PM

While we are speaking about those wonderful peeps…
Check Drudge headline. Priceless!

katy the mean old lady on June 25, 2013 at 6:50 PM

They do have a way with words over there. I predict Weiner in a landslide.

cynccook on June 25, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Every woman who wears that shirt will have 3 boobs on her chest.

portlandon on June 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Change “Ready” to “Benghazi”.

nico on June 25, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Brilliant!!!

Must. Happen.

Saltysam on June 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM

The image on the t-shirt is like people that use pictures of themselves from 20 years ago as their profile pic on Facebook. Who am I kidding; she never even looked that good…

yubley on June 25, 2013 at 6:51 PM

My best pic ever was my high school graduation shot.Back when high school was invented.
Every once in a while I get a mad urge to put it on my business cards.

katy the mean old lady on June 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Oh man, this is ripe for mockery…

Alinsky on June 25, 2013 at 6:56 PM

“Ready”,

has that

*1984*

vibe to it!!

canopfor on June 25, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Every woman who wears that shirt will have 3 boobs on her chest.

portlandon on June 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Not Angelina Jolie.

steebo77 on June 25, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Reminds me of those “I ran into Tammy Fae at the mall” t-shirts.

HotAirian on June 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM

One for hipsters.

BKeyser on June 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM

docflash on June 25, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Lol

HotAirian on June 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM

“She may be smart and capable and well-credentialed….., ”
.
Therein lies the incandescent, essential, perpetual foolishness of the Allahpundit.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Hmmm. Needs a little sniper fire…..

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 25, 2013 at 6:45 PM

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Can’t wait to punch somebody wearing that right in the sternum. It’s going to be grand.

M240H on June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Not even the Tuzla Temptress can rescue the Benghazi Belle. She was a disaster as SOS and no reset is possible.

Basilsbest on June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

I’d “look for the union label” on the shirt, but then I might inadvertently catch Killery’s gaze.

steebo77 on June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Thank heavens they left off her hair…it’s been a mess for years.

debg on June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Hey,

“PUMA’S”……(Party Unity My *ss),
are you’s…………………….. “Ready”!!

canopfor on June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

I say skip Hillary and run Chelsea!

fatherspledge on June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Covered in Stevens’ blood…surprised they did that.

Karmi on June 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Do you think Hillary should get bangs like MO? Just a thought.

a capella on June 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Change “Ready” to “Benghazi”.

nico on June 25, 2013 at 6:44 PM

With the bloody handprints rubbed across her face.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3CjhvqX21Gg/UHbfkQdKIrI/AAAAAAAAH2s/pITAjOazeTY/s1600/benghazibloodyhandprints.png

Fallon on June 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

No doubt…

Seven Percent Solution on June 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Exit question: There needs, needs to be a shirt like this for Biden too, no?

I have no idea what would be a good picture for a Joe Biden shirt.

But the captions would be ….. GLORIOUS!!

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

“She may be smart and capable and well-credentialed….., ”
.
Therein lies the incandescent, essential, perpetual foolishness of the Allahpundit.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Well, he did get the last one right…cunning and the ability to cast blame on others is not the same as smart and capable..

Alinsky on June 25, 2013 at 7:01 PM

… the only way one of his former cabinet members can build a campaign is to try to build their own beyond-politics cult of personality.

It’s the proven way democrats win elections. Demonize the opponent, especially ad hominem, don’t talk about issues, promise tons of free stuff, and sell your candidate as a mega rock star.

KS Rex on June 25, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Looks like it is interactive too. You could draw your own hairstyle, jewelry and even boobs. Finish the minimalist text based on that single root.

ready ?

ready to
tumble

ready or
not, here
I come

ready for
Huma n’ me?

BL@KBIRD on June 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM

The rumor is that the new Hillary T-shirt frightens small children…and errant husbands.

kingsjester on June 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM

OT…. poor tingles re vra

We’re all voting suppressionist now

cmsinaz on June 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM

I have no idea what would be a good picture for a Joe Biden shirt.

But the captions would be ….. GLORIOUS!!

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

“Shooting from the hip and through the front door.”

Liam on June 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM

She may be smart and capable…

Uh, no.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM

While we are speaking about those wonderful peeps…
Check Drudge headline. Priceless!

katy the mean old lady on June 25, 2013 at 6:50 PM

They do have a way with words over there. I predict Weiner in a landslide.

cynccook on June 25, 2013 at 6:54 PM

cynccook:

In retrospect:

Now I ponder,if somebody in the NSA helped,ahem,bring down
Anthony Le Weenie,back when!!:O

canopfor on June 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Shades of Che..?

d1carter on June 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM

“She may be smart and capable and well-credentialed….., ”
.
Therein lies the incandescent, essential, perpetual foolishness of the Allahpundit.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

I am starting to think that Allapundit is a comedian! Who but a leftie or a comedian would come out and say this? He can’t be serious that Clinton is “smart and capable and well-credentialed…”

Personally, I think this country has had enough of the Kennedy, Clinton or Bush clan.

Amjean on June 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM

It reminds me of this…

Seven Percent Solution on June 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

I’d prefer a ‘Hillary faux boobie’ t-shirt, thank you.

locomotivebreath1901 on June 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

reminds me of a dr who episode

RonK on June 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

There’s also a Bill Clinton shirt you can buy. It says “RANDY”

Mark1971 on June 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

If every woman that worked in the White House during the Clinton administration had been required to wear one of those, Bill never would have had any fun.

Phoenix7 on June 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

“Shooting from the hip and through the front door.”

Liam on June 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Shoot low,boys. They’re riding Shetland Ponies.”

katy the mean old lady on June 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

+1 d1carter

The new ‘hope’ poster right there

cmsinaz on June 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Always was partial to a ringer style t-shirt. …………… Until now. Why is it all the I love and cherish is being spoiled by these progressive leftist’s and our supposed side of the isle is impudent? Is it just the shirt?

Bmore on June 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

If every woman that worked in the White House during the Clinton administration had been required to wear one of those, Bill never would have had any fun.

Phoenix7 on June 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

She is really is the antidote to Viagra isn’t she.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 25, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Me thinks its time to Rally the SarahCudian Forces!

canopfor on June 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I am starting to think that Allapundit is a comedian! Who but a leftie or a comedian would come out and say this? He can’t be serious that Clinton is “smart and capable and well-credentialed…”

Amjean on June 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM

starting to“? haha wow! :)

Anti-Control on June 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

OMG… I saw this and INSTANTLY thought of THIS

thedude on June 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Shoot low,boys. They’re riding Shetland Ponies.”

katy the mean old lady on June 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

katy the mean old lady:Lol:)

canopfor on June 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM

What does the back of the T-shirt look like…I have a few suggestions!

bopbottle on June 25, 2013 at 7:11 PM

They left out a few of her chins.

faraway on June 25, 2013 at 7:11 PM

I say skip Hillary and run Chelsea!

fatherspledge on June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Both have equal “qualifications” to be President.

None.

Del Dolemonte on June 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM

My two lines to add “…for cocktails. Benghazi not so much.”

tim c on June 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM

It reminds me of this…

Seven Percent Solution on June 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Seven Percent Solution: Like HilRod,Distrubing!:)

canopfor on June 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I have a better idea. Picture of the burning embassy in Benghazi along with the caption: “It’s 3am and Madame Secretary doesn’t answer her telephone”

GarandFan on June 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

She’s so… white.

faraway on June 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Whatever consultant gave this the green light should be sued for malpractice. The pic is just creepy…

JohnGalt23 on June 25, 2013 at 7:23 PM

what would Biden’s shirt say???

C’mon honey, have a seat?

ted c on June 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

I don’t know. Did Neil Kinnock have a campaign slogan that would work on a T-shirt?

malclave on June 25, 2013 at 7:23 PM

“Shooting from the hip and through the front door.”

Liam on June 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Shoot low,boys. They’re riding Shetland Ponies.”

katy the mean old lady on June 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Cue the Bob Wills music!

A+

Del Dolemonte on June 25, 2013 at 7:23 PM

That picture reminds me of a cross between the Wicked Queen in the Disney Snow White cartoon and the Wizard of Oz.

Evil and full of it.

Qzsusy on June 25, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Looks dangerously like the cover of this classic book:

foobarista on June 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

lol

Anti-Control on June 25, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Can someone make a similar Tshirt graphic with Chris Stevens, with ‘READY’ underneath?

faraway on June 25, 2013 at 7:28 PM

O_O

Bishop on June 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM

She may be smart and capable and well-credentialed….., ”
.
Therein lies the incandescent, essential, perpetual foolishness of the Allahpundit.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Along with this: “She lives inside us all. Literally.”

davidk on June 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM

I read something about a house falling on her sister … ?

davidk on June 25, 2013 at 7:32 PM

*creepy*..Just *creepy*..)

Dire Straits on June 25, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Here we GO!!
Get your t-shirts now before they run out!

thedude on June 25, 2013 at 7:39 PM

She’s been so famous for so long and for so many reasons that the election could become a de facto referendum on Hillary.

Name one reason. One. But with the following caveat: the answer can’t apply to Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton.

Go!

Glenn Jericho on June 25, 2013 at 7:46 PM

IRON MY SHIRT!

Wagthatdog on June 25, 2013 at 7:49 PM

canopfor on June 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Hello!..Good to see you..:

Dire Straits on June 25, 2013 at 7:51 PM

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