The question, it seems, we must ask about Hillary Clinton should she run for the job of the president in 2008 is this: Is she pretty enough to be a politician? Or so his opponent in the race to be the Senator from New York state thinks (from a story last week):
Hillary Clinton's Republican challenger is getting personal and it's not pretty: He says the senator used to be ugly - and speculates she got "millions of dollars" in plastic surgery.
"You ever see a picture of her back then? Whew," said John Spencer of Clinton's younger days.
"I don't know why Bill married her," he said of the Clintons, who celebrated their 31st anniversary this month.
Noting Hillary Clinton looks much different now, he chalked it up to "millions of dollars" of "work" - plastic surgery.
"She looks good now," he said.
Now let's do something very unfeminist. Let's see whether Hillary really is pretty enough for politics by creating a little gallery of pictures of politicians. Here we go:
Here is Bill Frist:
Well, he's slim.
Here is Dennis Hastert:
Well, he's blond. Er, sorta.
Here is the current president of the United States:
I don't know. Is Hillary pretty enough to be in politics?