Hillary Clinton On What Designers She Wears: 'Would You Ever Ask A Man That Question?'
Hillary Clinton put a pair of interviewers in their places after they asked her about her personal style, Daily Intel points out. Here's the transcript from a "townterview" hosted by KTR Studio in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan:
MODERATOR 1: People always touch some personality of Hillary Clinton. We have some - not just silly questions, but (inaudible) -
SECRETARY CLINTON: Oh, I've never been asked a silly question in my entire life. (Laughter.)
MODERATOR 1: Okay. Which designers do you prefer?
SECRETARY CLINTON: What designers of clothes?
MODERATOR 1: Yes.
SECRETARY CLINTON: Would you ever ask a man that question? (Laughter.) (Applause.)
MODERATOR 1: Probably not. Probably not. (Applause.)
Hmmm...guess she found the question to be rather silly. Ironically, just minutes before her response, she was asked about how female lawyers could succeed in today's world. She said:
And it requires, for a woman, usually in today's world still, an extra amount of effort because I think it's - the fact that women are still sometimes judged more critically. If you are in the courtroom or you are presenting a case, it still is a fact - and this is not just in Kyrgyzstan, this is everywhere - that when a man walks into a courtroom it's rare for someone to say, "Oh, look what he is wearing." (Laughter.) But if you walk into a courtroom, or any young woman walks into a courtroom, people are going to notice. And that will be an additional requirement that you have to meet.
The interviewers should have known better! But we can't say it's a question that hasn't crossed our minds. However, we do think that somewhere in between First Lady and Secretary of State, Hillary probably stopped having to field such inquiries.
What do you think?