Monday, October 6, 2008
Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin: American Girl Dolls
She didn't blink, but she did wink.
And that one over there – she can think.
When watching Sarah Palin accept John McCain's Hail Mary offer to be his running mate, and especially when she invoked Hillary Clinton's glass ceiling, my jaw dropped and my head spun with visions of Tina Fey – and American Girl Dolls.
While Palin looks a lot like WWII Molly, thanks to her glasses, I've ditched the braids and made her Ruthie here. Hillary has always been Kit, the Great Depression-era girl journalist. (In the AG archive, Kit came first, and Ruthie on her heels.)
Here is Sarah, giving us a wink as she did at least three times in the debate the other night: read more about that here. She's with her sled dog, Maverick, and she does have Trig stuffed in her handbag (in case you've been wondering where he's been the past few weeks. Here is a piece by another mom with a child with Down Syndrome.)
And there is Hillary, with Kit's dog, Grace. (Sorry Hill, they're low on pantsuits over at American Girl Dolls.) I've chosen to go with Kit's overalls and boots: "When there are chores for Kit to do, she puts on overalls and a pair of lace-up work boots. In this outfit, Kit can disguise herself as a boy. It features hand-me-down bib overalls and a striped shirt, and a blue cap given to her by her hobo friend, Will." (Hillary totes a midwestern-style lunch box, too.)
I'm not the only one to have had this flash: here is a piece by Lisa Kopel at The Huffington Post.