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said she looked like a schoolgirl, the Atlantic approved of her appearance, and Fox News said she looked “tired and withdrawn.”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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  • Jan Page

    Well said, Bristol. By the way, your mom is absolutely beautiful.

  • Taylor

    I am so glad you posted this. I had an extreme leftie professor at wku my freshman year, and he always challenged me on your mom and her beliefs…. I always won but somehow had a C and I truly think it was because he disagreed with my love for Christ and politics. (oh and my palins!) anyway I had to write a 12 page paper on this very thing. It was a topic he gave to me. I must’ve done amazing though because he CALLED ME congratulating me on my huge grade change from a c to an A JUST because of how well I wrote this paper. He even said, I made him agree with me because I plead my case well! Anyway, the point of this is, this topic puts fire in my belly!!!!!!!!! Do people not understand we have bigger issues in this nation rather than worrying about Hilary’s lack of foundation???! She’s a leader, not a model. People have forgotten the roles of our nations leaders obviously. I couldn’t agree with you more Bristol!!!!!

  • Vanessa Stockwell

    Sarah Palin in one of the most beautiful women on earth, both inside and outside. She’s my role model. I look up to her. And Bristol you are just like your mom! Beautiful in every way. How gracious you are Bristol even to Hilary who has laughed at disgusting cruel jokes about your mom. *Impressed*

    • Laura

      Hillary never has said anything bad about plain,even in the campaign she said she did great in the debates.It was plain who in her book commented again about the bake cookies we’ve heard for years,plain is a good woman, but Hillary is the most extraordinary leader this country has produced (most admired woman in America for 16 years) and respected all over the world!

      • Vanessa Stockwell

        Hilary thought a online meme of hers was hilarious, she even met the guys who came up with the idea. Something about Hilary texting, it shows a pic of Sarah Palin saying “We almost had the same job” and Hilary responds, “Bitch please” and Mrs Clinton thought it was hilarious. NICE. Hilary is no different than any other hatefilled liberal.

        • LMA

          Damn, change the record, please. Thankfully, this is one post for which the hate-filled rants aren’t catching on.

    • Laura Bush

      An ugly heart is not beautiful. $arah and Bristol Palin have ugly hearts. Hateful, bigoted, money grubbing lowlifes.

      • sue

        I imagine that their hearts are not so ugly that they obsessively post, under a fake name on the blog of someone that they hate. I’m thinking that you are looking in the mirror, when you see ugly.

  • Jack

    Totally agree with your post , Bristol.

  • section9

    Good for Hillary.
    And your mom!

  • http://yahoo.com john norton

    Good Post…get to see your Ma ma Grizzley sr. today at salt talks ,vegas Hoo – Raa… ~ !

  • KK

    I was pleasantly surprised that it was a nice posting.

  • David Dempsey

    Bristol, good photo of your Mom and good post, too. I’m a fan of going ” Au Maturel”.
    More photos of you and your Family, please.

  • David Dempsey

    Sorry, that should have been “Au Natural” – not “Au Matural”. LOL
    I will try to do better from now on.

  • Diane Kristy

    She’ll look even better when she adopts Bill’s ‘plant-based diet’ (your mom, too). You would LOVE the energy, Bristol. You were wise to not like fish (hard to do in Alaska!). See http://www.forksoverknives.com or http://www.drmcdougall.com or Julianna’s book, ‘The Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition’ A whole new way to change the world!

    • http://tinyurl.com/25wbddu mistah charley, ph.d.

      I agree with Diane. Plant-based eating is the way to go. It is healthier for you, kinder to the animals, and easier on the environment. If you have been eating as an omnivore, it IS a big change, but there are big rewards too. Try it for just three weeks and see if you like the results. With regard to eating animal products, we are at the stage we were decades ago about tobacco smoking. The medical evidence is beginning to accumulate, but it hasn’t reached the general public yet, and there are important business interests afraid of losing customers that want to obscure the truth.

    • Maleena

      My sister is doing this diet for her whole family and LOVES it!!! She has gotten great results. Not just weight loss but MORE energy. I am thinking of trying it out. Just have to get it in my mind to just do it!