Crossfire Over Hillary's Cleavage

Candidate's neckline raises eyebrows, voices. How low can you go?
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Jul 28, 2007 7:40 AM CDT
Hillary gives a statement in a more modest neckline. Senior Clinton adviser Ann Lewis has leveraged the Washington Post article into fund-raising fuel in a perceived war against poor taste.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A senior adviser to Hillary Clinton released a letter yesterday condemning a Washington Post columnist for noting a cleavage-baring outfit the Senator wore in a televised speech last week. In a fundraising flyer, Ann Lewis called Robin Givhan's piece "grossly inappropriate," and urged donors to help fight treatment she called "insulting."

Clinton's cleavage, Givhan wrote, "was a small acknowledgment of sexuality and femininity" that departed from the Senator's "desexualized uniform" of black pantsuits. Givhan's editor at the Post noted that the paper had run "dozens" of pieces on Clinton's policy positions, adding, "I don't think we have anything to apologize for."