June 28th, 2008

In Unity: Hillary stands by her man once again


The Unity NH love fest (unity, get it?) involving Hillary and Obama featured a sartorial demonstration of the bond between them. As though they were a couple at a prom, his tie matched her suit, which was in a color close—but not identical to—the light turquoise shade I’ve come to think of as Hillary Blue.

The latter was the hue she wore in my first real in-depth glimpse of her, the “stand by your man” interview she and Bill gave in the 1992 campaign to quench rumors of his infidelity:

When I watched the video above I noticed two things: how young she looked back then, and that Bill’s tie—unlike Obama’s—did not match her outfit.

Here’s a clip of Unity. It occurs to me that Hillary is once again standing by her (or rather, her Party’s) man, swallowing her considerable pride for the greater good. And it also strikes me that Obama is sitting by her rather than standing—although that’s probably out of graciousness, not wanting to show up the much shorter Hillary by towering over her. He can afford to be magnanimous now, since he’s the only man left standing, in the metaphorical sense:

12 Responses to “In Unity: Hillary stands by her man once again”

  1. Daniel Stark Says:

    That has to be one of the most corny things I’ve seen in all my life. Unity, NH? Haha, my god.

    Apparently Bill isn’t standing by his man. It might be gossip but …


  2. Daniel Stark Says:

    Oops, sorry about the link, I didn’t release it would go after way across the page.

  3. Daniel Stark Says:

    My god, I meant…

    I didn’t realize it would go half way across the screen.

    I’m so tired, I’ll just stop commenting (it has been one of those days).

  4. Kurt Says:

    It’s fascinating to see those clips together. In the first one, Hillary had the distinct twang of someone trying to seem like she was from Arkansas, but she also could barely contain the resentment which can be heard behind her “baking cookies” remark. Now the twang is gone and she’s back to talking like someone from middle of the country, and it is also evident she has learned a lot about how to present herself on the campaign trail.

  5. harry McHitlerburtonstein the COnservative Extremist Says:

    Everything is so stage managed with these guys. I remember the democrats in congress walking out on the floor to an awaiting microphone and press army detachment in solidarity of Bill Clinton during the impeachment hearings.

    Are the gas prices too high? Haul oil executives in on a public hearing and “grill” them about excessive profit gouging. Never, ever ever, fix the problems. Instead use the issue to get and stay elected while accusing the other guy of fear mongering.

    By the way, the ice cap is melting. There will be higher taxes to pay for it as well as a host of new regulations for you to comply with. And that includes even if the “Maverick” gets elected.

  6. Perfected democrat Says:

    True blue… unless, at some point, there becomes something of the latest fraud story, and obi is unable to produce an authentic and certified copy of his Hawaii birth certificate…

  7. Ymarsakar Says:

    Hillary was a lot more photogenic back then, for sure, Neo. Probably helped her gain her lock on New York.

  8. lumpenscholar Says:

    Have you guys seen the PUMAs (Party Unity My A…)? Here’s a report on a protest some of them did.

    I’ve collected links to various PUMA sites on my site, for anyone interested.

    It’s interesting to see the same tactics used on anyone who disagrees with Dems now being turned towards other Dems.

  9. Glenn Kenny Says:

    You write: “…Bill’s tie—unlike Obama’s—did not match hers.”

    Hey, wait a minute. Hillary was wearing a tie?

    Good eye, neo. Exactly the sort of acute observation many of us have come to expect!

  10. neo-neocon Says:

    Glenn Kenny: good catch. Will fix.

  11. Ymarsakar Says:

    I assumed it meant, Neo, that the ties matched the color of her outfit, once I saw the pic.

  12. douglas Says:

    I always thought that shade was ‘Presidential’ blue. Take a look at Air Force One, for an example. Blue is also a color associated with honesty. That’s why politicians usually wear blue.

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