On This One, I’m Team Hillary

Recently, the Drudge Report put a photo of Hillary Clinton’s face at the top over the headline: “Au Naturel.”  The photos were snapped in Bangladesh and India over the weekend, and people began chattering about how she didn’t look as polished as normal. Though she was wearing red lipstick – and cool glasses! — she didn’t wear foundation.  After the Drudge link appeared, the Washington Post said she looked like a schoolgirl, the Atlantic approved of her appearance, and Fox News said she looked “tired and withdrawn.”

Isn’t it crazy how a little decision like, “should I wear my foundation today?” ended up getting so much national attention?  I’m not a Democrat or an important leader, but it seems a little overdone.

When I was on Dancing with the Stars, I was only nineteen years old. I was active and fit, but I did gain five to ten pounds over the course of the show.  At my heaviest, I was still thinner than a lot of girls my age, but heavier than I am now. I’m not saying this because I’m somehow proud of how I looked on that show. Rather, I’m saying that I’ve been the brunt of jokes, speculation, and criticism about my appearance, and it’s not fun.

When people choose to mock young impressionable females and even more mature national political leaders, it spreads the lie that the value of women resides in their appearance.  As women, we should resist the urge to laugh at our sisters, both Democrats and Republicans alike. Plus, Hillary looks good! I think we should give her credit for not having a make up artist following her around and for being comfortable in her own skin.

And speaking of no makeup, this is what my mom looks like 90% of the time!

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  • http://thekingdomcome.com RoderickE

    I am strongly against Hilary, but not because she does or doesn’t wear make-up, but because she is a socialist. Let’s discuss ideologies not cosmetology :-) The ideology of the liberals is not merely “liberal” — it is not American. America has a basic ideology and redistributing the wealth is unAmerican.

  • Diane Kristy

    Foundation is OUT! ‘Bare Minerals’ is the thing for pretty women today. Google it. You can look pretty and natural at the same time without smearing cover-up paint all over your dace and pores.

  • 10kMom

    According to the article, the Washington Post thought Hillary Clinton looked like a schoolgirl. Interestingly, that was the same assessment by North Korea, which had this to say about Hillary Clinton:
    Pyongyang: “We cannot but regard Mrs Clinton as a funny lady as she likes to utter such rhetoric, unaware of the elementary etiquette in the international community,” a foreign ministry statement said. “Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping.”
    It is remarkable how communists think alike, whether in North Korea or at the Washington Post.

  • Susan Williams

    You and your mom are beautiful people, both inside and outside. Happy Mother’s Day to you both and all the Palin women!

  • Susan Williams

    On a funny note , in my classroom the answer to one of the questions was “the Plain Indians.” As I was walking around the classroom, I noticed that one student accidentally wrote “the Palins!” I laughed and just gave him a “star” next to his answer!

  • Joseph Russo III

    What is the purpose of this post? That people shouldn’t judge others (particularly women) by their looks and everybody should be proud of what they look like? Maybe judge them only by their accomplishments?

    So why are you comparing your appearance on Dancing with the Stars (and we are being generous with the word “star” here) to a woman who is the Secretary of State?

    Also, didn’t you have plastic surgery on your face?

    This is comical.

    • http://non82 Millie

      You need to read material that can be trusted. Bristol had jaw surgery. You read too much of that
      left wing stuff.

  • B Maher

    “Bristol Palin accused Obama of pandering to teenagers who watched one too many episodes of Glee – says the girl who got knocked up after watching one too many episodes of Teen Mom.”

    -Bill Maher

    If you don’t respond with conviction, you are a coward and a failure.

    • mountaingirl

      Maher, are you saying you and Sarah Palin are the same in this way?

    • sue

      Bill Maher is a foul-mouthed fool, with nothing of any value to say. It amazes me that people watch him – anybody can act like a 13 year old bully-boy.

      • Chase

        Since Bristol doesn’t have the conviction to stand up to this “bully,” what does that say about her? She should go head to head with him, instead of crying to Obama for a phone call.

    • 10KMom

      Bill Maher panders to people who are stupid and ignorant like him.

      • Michael Harris

        Amen,he is just about as stupid as Al Sharpton and just as worthless

    • Ron Paul 2012

      Hey Bill how about that Ron Paul sweep of delegates so far? If I remember correctly on your show you are a fan of Dr. Paul or atleast like some of his ideas. O’Romney is going down for the count if the GOP fraud doesn’t continue that is.

  • Jon

    You make me cringe hearing your name and actually make me recoil seeing you or your mom’s picture.

    • sue

      Yet here you are. Sarah Palin- BOO. Scared you, didn’t I?

    • Susan Williams

      Happy recoiling!

    • 10KMom

      Jon said: “You make me cringe hearing your name and actually make me recoil seeing you or your mom’s picture.”
      Bristol must be right — for her to have the effect on Jon, that a cross would have on an excrement-sucking vampire like him.

  • Jessica Blank

    Keep talking, it makes you and your family look crazier with each new headline.

    • DebinNY

      What, may I ask, is “crazy” with this headline or post? You (I’m assuming by the name, ‘Jessica’) are a woman. What in this post do you disagree with?

      Just curious…

  • Sam Adams

    Bristol; Some BIG differences between your Mom and Clinton.
    1) Your Mom exercises, eats organic, and has a husband who respects her.
    Notice the corresponding health in her face – no cosmetics needed.
    2) Your Mom shows no signs of alcohol use – deadly for women, in particular, and to their skin.

    Hilliary shouldn’t be criticized for her looks but for choices which affect her looks.
    I cannot find anything to emulate there.

    • FailinPalin

      I hear Sarah likes to take an ass pounding every once in awhile, while rubbing raw moosemeat on her face. Maybe that’s the secret!

      I bet that turns you on eh Sam! I bet you love sarah, don’t ya Sammy.

      • FishAK

        You sound like an IDIOT!