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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Yes, we are going back to the 50's with all this sexism stuff. I've been thinking the same thing lately. The women always get picked apart, to the bones, on everything physical. Jeez! And if they are good looking, then they call them stupid. They can't win no matter what. Are the men scared that they are going to lose their gravy jobs? Quit trying to find fault in all the women. Would you really want to just look at men all day?

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Impeccable job as Secretary of State? She has done her best to usher the USA "progressively" toward a New World Order wherein this country takes its orders from the U.N. (Now keep in mind the UN is populated by countries run by thugs and dictators) Maybe lying for a living is taking a toll on her.

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She is probably overweight and tired because she's been doing her job. She never was beauty pageant material, but as long as she is good at her job, who cares what she looks like? If she was a 25 year old beauty with her boobs hanging out, the other leaders wouldn't take her seriously.

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I don't care what a president look like, as long as they get our country turned around and heading Val in the right direction. Heck, I would vote for quasi moto if he was the best person for the job.

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She's going on 69, give her a break, Mr. I never heard of you until now, writer.

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Oh she will definitely be picked at for her appearance. God forbid if her shoes dont match her dress perfectly, or if she wears pants and not a dress then it will be said shes trying to look mannish, or if her hair is out of place or anything else they can use. Anyone in public office is picked at but for a woman trying to enter the 'boys club', they will pick her apart. Its a very sexist society sadly

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Oh please, look at just about every previous president; slightly over weight, old and tired looking... she isn't running for miss america, so who cars, she is damn good at what she does and that's all that matters. I swear we're like reverting back to the 50s with all this sexism

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