Clinton using cleavage controversy to raise cash

Well why not? If Silky can bash send out his wife to bash Coulter and raise campaign funds, why can’t Hillary Clinton use what nature gave her?

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign has sent out a fundraising letter calling a Washington Post fashion writer’s column on Clinton’s cleavage “grossly inappropriate” and asking donors “to take a stand against this kind of coarseness and pettiness in American culture.”

One week after the piece, by fashion writer Robin Givhan, took note of the Democratic candidate’s low neckline during a speech on the Senate floor, senior Clinton adviser Ann Lewis urged donors to help fight treatment she termed “insulting.”

The fundraising letter begins:

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.

Frankly, focusing on women’s bodies instead of their ideas is insulting. It’s insulting to every women who has ever tried to be taken seriously in a business meeting. It’s insulting to our daughters–and our sons–who are constantly pressured by the media to grow up too fast.

But it’s not so insulting that the Clinton campaign won’t try to use it to generate some Washingtons.

The sad thing is, with her meet-rogue-leaders-or-not spat with Obama, Hillary had earned some of my (grudging) respect. Call that a step forward. But this fund-raising letter? Two steps back. At least.

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