Hillary Clinton Called Overweight, Tired By Author

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to make news, and not just for the nearly impeccable job she's doing as America's top diplomat.

When she visited Bangladesh in early May, their human rights record wasn't the top news, nor was her speech on tensions within the country.

Instead, it was Hillary Clinton without makeup, as she went out in public sporting black framed glasses and red lipstick with her hair down.

Misguided as it was, most of that coverage was positive. Now, though, amidst rumors that she'll run for President in 2016, the knives are coming out.

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The latest attack on Clinton came from Ed Klein, an author who has penned a number of controversial books, including The Truth About Hillary.

"At this very moment that we're speaking right now, Brian, [the Clintons] are already thinking seriously about running in 2016," Klein told Fox News.

"She'll be 69 years old. And I don't want to sound anti-feminist here, but she's not looking good ... She's looking overweight, and she's looking very tired."

Klein, whose new book on the current President, The Amateur, contains an Obama divorce story and his old girlfriend's, continued to comment on Clinton.

"I think she's going to take time off, get back into shape. And if her health holds out - that's a big if, of course - if her health holds out, there's no question in my mind she and Bill - two for the price of one - will run in 2016."

Despite widespread respect for Clinton, society as a whole is seemingly comfortable judging female politicians on issues beyond their policies.

Clinton, 64, will be the unquestioned Democratic frontrunner in 2016 regardless of whether President Obama wins a second term in 2012.

That alone tells you the respect she commands despite criticisms of her weight and appearance, but is it still unfair to judge her in such ways?

Is this blatant sexism, or just a harmless side effect of a society heavily conditioned to celebrity gossip and airbrushed photos? You tell us.

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she looks awesome even without a make up and i love and enjoy her books @ClintonHillaryR

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she looks awesome even without a make up and i love and enjoy her books http://goo.gl/8DJIqU

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GIVE THIS POOR WOMAN
A FRIGGIN' VACATION ! ! !
FOR A FRIGGIN' YEAR ! ! !

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Hillary is a true blessing to all of us. Hillary has been a terrific model for us all and maybe one day she will finally be our President. Go Hillary!

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@Hatfield and McCoy Well, I can't argue with your reasoning on this subject. It's true. Hillary made a dumb move hangin' with the 'Bama Man, but suppose she thought the public exposure of a cabinet office, plus the experience gained as Sec. of State which translates to strengthening her Foreign Policy abilities was a draw for her. Still, she may pull off a possible later run. You hit on the money when you said that women in politics are seen as a threat! Sad, but true.

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@Eyes. You ask why? Because Women in Politics are a threat. They tend to stay on course. Democrats would have been so much better off had they stayed their course in 08 and made her the selection. She would have won a 2nd term. Now they have this " Cluster F*ck" of a President who not only will lose but will lose big. If anything- her mistake was being tied to Obama- the present Administration. When people looked at Gerald Ford they saw Nixon- McCain- they saw Bush. The worst thing that can happen for a " H Clinton 2016" bid- its for Obama to win in 2012! Bill & his Bride- they both know it's true.

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Who is this guy and why do we care what he says? She is good at her work and that is what we pay her for. He sound like a sexist to me

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Why is it women in politics have to always be attacked regarding their looks...or comments are made about their morality??? The woman's did a lot in her life so far and it's only gonna show on ya eventually!

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She has done an impeccable job as Sec of State. She hasn't had the luxury of resting on her laurels like our President. Boy, do I ever regret not voting for her in the last election. Leave it to this idiot, Ed Klein, to disregard her hard work and remarkable accomplishments and choose instead to comment on her weight. What a real dick this guy is.

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Well, she's always been overweight, but look at ALL the presidents(and presidential wannabe's)...they all look tired(including Obama, who is much younger than Clinton!). It think its politics...must be an exhausting job. While she really doesn't look that good, most people that age look tired and overweight. She's still breathing, she could look a lot worse, give her a break.

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