Thursday, July 27, 2006

Sculptor Renders Hillary for the Ages

We copy this item from Kathryn Jean Lopez at National Review Online's indispensable blog, "The Corner." For some mysterious reason, probably an action of the Massive Left-Wing Conspiracy, we can't get the relevant image to upload, so follow the link to see what's discussed. The press release quoted below hardly needs elaboration, though happy to do the superfluous, we will offer brief elaboration.

Senator Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Bust To Be Unveiled at the Museum of Sex

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- New York, NY- July, 26 2006—- A presidential bust of Hillary Clinton is set to be unveiled at the Museum of Sex on August 9, 2006 at 10 am. Accentuating her sexual power and bolstered by the presidential seal, The Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: The First Woman President of the United States of America will be officially open for public viewing on August 9 for a limited six week run.

Artist Daniel Edwards describes this new sculpture as capturing Clinton “with her head held high, a youthful spirit and a face matured by wisdom. Presented in a low cut gown, her cleavage is on display prominently portraying sexual power which some people still consider too threatening.”...

...Edwards’ inspiration for the piece was derived from actress Sharon Stone’s controversial quote earlier in the year about challenges that would most likely be encountered should the Junior Senator from New York run on the ’08 ticket. “I think Hillary Clinton is fantastic,” Stone said. “But I think it is too soon for her to run. This may sound odd but a woman should be past her sexuality when she runs. Hillary still has sexual power and I don’t think people will accept that. It’s too threatening.”

“Displaying a sculpture to encourage discourse about the sexual power debate surrounding the possibility of a Hillary Clinton presidency is very much in line with our mission as a museum,” noted Daniel Gluck, Executive Director. “We are wholly dedicated to the exploration of the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. Historically, leaders are often expected to possess an exceptional amount of virility or fertility with displays of that sexual power often tied to their success. The artist’s portrayal of Hillary Clinton as a president who also happens to be a sexual being conveys the message that a woman need not squelch her sexuality in order to succeed as leader of the free world.”

Political opponents of Senator Clinton should thank the forward-thinking Edwards and Gluck for providing a priceless resource for her defeat in 2008. Not since the Greek myth of the Amazons has a more frightening image of female power been rendered. We applaud Edwards for taking inspiration from social and artistic sage Sharon Stone and Gluck for faithfully following the crucial mission of his distinguished museum.

1 comment:

Bryan D said...

To me she looks like Mrs. Mao Zedong, which is frightening for more than one reason.