The Winning Hillary T-Shirt

Hillary Clinton's campaign today announced the winner of their t-shirt contest.

(larger version here.)

I like it. The graphic is so Hillary. Especially the tiny heels. Every time I got to see her in person she was wearing shoes with those tiny heels. Go on over and buy one. It will help her retire her debt.

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    I am buying one today (5.00 / 7) (#1)
    by masslib on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 11:28:02 AM EST
    for myself and one for my Dad.

    I wonder how many (5.00 / 7) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 11:29:20 AM EST
    we'll see in Denver during the convention.

    I's like to see about a million people (5.00 / 3) (#17)
    by PssttCmere08 on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 12:28:34 PM EST
    wearing these T's as they demand a vote for Hillary at the convention!  

    You'll see one on me (5.00 / 1) (#34)
    by echinopsia on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 01:41:24 PM EST
    Now I just have to see if I can wear it while I work as a volunteer for the convention.

    Heh heh heh.


    I got mine today!! (5.00 / 0) (#40)
    by Shainzona on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 04:19:58 PM EST
    Can't wait to get it - I'll be in London during the convention, but will be proudly wearing it on the day Hillary Clinton is put into nomination!!!!

    I can't see how they could ban them (5.00 / 0) (#44)
    by dianem on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 05:40:59 PM EST
    The shirt says nothing negative about Obama or the Democratic Party, and it's the "official" te-shirt of one of the candidates. Unless they ban Obama t-shirts I can't see how they could ban this without creating a huge scandal. Makes me wish I was going to the convention.

    I doubt they can ban them....people are (5.00 / 1) (#53)
    by PssttCmere08 on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 06:23:29 PM EST
    always wearing something that says who they support...would be kinda boring otherwise.

    I'll buy one (5.00 / 7) (#3)
    by pie on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 11:30:09 AM EST
    when I get home tonight.  I love it.

    My wife (5.00 / 5) (#4)
    by Steve M on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 11:31:18 AM EST
    absolutely loves it.

    Perhaps I'll buy one for my brother. (5.00 / 7) (#5)
    by oculus on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 11:33:12 AM EST
    At dinner last night all the Obama fans were talking about Clinton's debt, Mark Penn, loans to own campaign etc. and the nasty comments on line.  I pointed out Clinton is not requesting donations to pay back the money she loaned the campaign.  My brother sd., if she had dropped out when she should have she wouldn't be so in debt.  Whack.  

    Well, they are just bitter (5.00 / 9) (#6)
    by masslib on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 11:36:11 AM EST
    because Obama didn't win the popular vote and had to be hoisted over the finish line by the supers.

    masslib.....have you EVER seen a more (4.42 / 7) (#18)
    by PssttCmere08 on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 12:29:24 PM EST
    bitter, nasty bunch of supposed winners in your life?  

    Yes I Have (4.50 / 4) (#29)
    by MO Blue on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 01:16:43 PM EST
    In fact, I think the same thing was said after the 2004 election.

    No, never. (4.33 / 6) (#21)
    by masslib on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 12:57:32 PM EST
    Graceless winners.  I have never seen anything like it.

    And the answer is: (5.00 / 3) (#15)
    by BarnBabe on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 12:20:43 PM EST
    If he had dropped out in December, there would be no debt problem at all.

    No, you have it backwards (5.00 / 1) (#45)
    by dianem on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 05:43:19 PM EST
    If she had simply dropped out right after Iowa, then we could have avoided all of this nasty campaigning and simply allowed Obama to be annointed, er, elected in November.

    And then (5.00 / 1) (#54)
    by echinopsia on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 06:25:49 PM EST
    We would never know what we were missing.

    Well, we need to help all we can since (none / 0) (#55)
    by PssttCmere08 on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 06:26:56 PM EST
    it is being reported the DNC has moved up the date for Hillary to retire the debt to vendors to July 15th from the end of July....more strong-arm
    tactics it appears.  Supposedly, if it isn't paid off by then, she won't be on the ballot....anyone else here this?

    Sounds as if the DNC is scared. (none / 0) (#63)
    by BarnBabe on Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 12:17:02 PM EST
    Or they can not raise money from Hillary supporters and they want her completely out. I hope this is not true. I have no respect for the DNC anymore. I will give Hillary some more but she is the ONLY one who gets it. I sent her some when she suspended. I don't like these tactics and it sound so Donna.  

    that's ok (5.00 / 4) (#23)
    by kempis on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 01:03:40 PM EST
    We'll be telling Obama supporters in November that if Obama had only waited until he had more experience before running then he could possibly have been president-elect Clinton's VP. As it is, I'm betting Obama will be going back to the Senate--where maybe the Dems will put their heads together and try to figure out what is this "backbone" thing....

    On a happier note, I bought the Hillary T-shirt. Thanks for the heads up, Jeralyn.

    I'm thrilled to be able to buy the shirt and help Hillary.


    You poor thing! (none / 0) (#41)
    by Shainzona on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 04:20:25 PM EST
    Such compassion. (none / 0) (#52)
    by oculus on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 06:22:50 PM EST
    I'm buying for myself, my sister and mother. (5.00 / 10) (#7)
    by Angel on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 11:47:03 AM EST
    We refuse to "get over it."

    Ha. Reminds me (5.00 / 10) (#11)
    by Cream City on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 11:59:32 AM EST
    of a conversation with the spouse this morning about a book I'm reading in researching my Acadian aka French Canadian ancestry and connecting with other descendants of what the Acadians still call the Grande Derangement -- when the Brits attacked the isles and caused the diaspora of Acadians (i.e., Cajuns in Louisiana, etc.).  It is not forgotten to this day.

    The spouse already is aware of my clan's research into our Irish ancestors in An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger -- which the British also caused but liked to call a "famine" that also caused the Irish diaspora around the world.  And no, we have not gotten over that, either, as the spouse learned when we went to see the movie Michael Collins -- and he had to slink down in his seat as I found myself shaking my fist at the screen and muttering "the d**n Brits!"

    So the spouse said that it's no wonder that I am not going gently into the good night this primary season, either.  I come from a long line of people who don't get over it. Of course, we consider it an attractive attribute.:-)


    The Irish are often a stubborn and rebellious lot (5.00 / 4) (#30)
    by MO Blue on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 01:21:14 PM EST
    and as you say, we consider it an attractive attribute. We also know full well by our own history that freedoms once lost are not easily regained.

    Stubborn / Tuff contest going on? (5.00 / 1) (#38)
    by Ellie on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 03:47:21 PM EST
    Get over it? HAH!

    My early ancestors were among the first to leave the Primal Soup only because we did it in a royal huff. We never looked back!

    As empirical, historical proof: let's just say our link to Pond Scum is not just noticeable but painfully, A-to-B obvious. (I'm lookin' at YOU Uncle Lou!)

    On the t-shirts, I'm donating to honor copyright and creativity, and DIY just the silhouette on a plain black tee for Dad. Yes, he's one lifelong Brand Repug loyalist who's so head over heels in love with Sen. Clinton, he's on a continual mission to mix it up with anyone who insults one golden hair on her head. (It's an honor thing.)


    I think I have a crush (5.00 / 1) (#42)
    by Cream City on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 05:12:12 PM EST
    on your dad, descendant of the Primordials and all.   As are we all, but some have lost their fighting spirit that got them up from the pond onto land.

    Reminds me of another story, of a very classy East Coast friend to the manor born and all -- her baptismal gifts were part of a family tradition, place settings of silver already picked out when she was in the womb.  She got into the genealogy thing only to find out that, as she put it, she actually had come from a long line of liars and expert actors . . . because her anestors really were "swamp Yankees," including a hanged horse thief.  But her people were pretty smart -- since, heck, they had hornswoggled all those in-laws and others out of all those silver place settings for generations. :-)  


    Horse Thieves! -- I love it when that happens! (none / 0) (#57)
    by Ellie on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 07:03:29 PM EST
    a long line of liars and expert actors

    Heh heh. And I'll bet the expert actors were horse thieves that didn't get caught and hanged.


    Brought from us to you (none / 0) (#64)
    by jondee on Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 12:43:36 PM EST
    via a generous donation from The Pantsuit Manufacturers of America.

    I still like "It Takes an Obliterated Village".


    Je me souviens (5.00 / 2) (#46)
    by dianem on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 05:50:55 PM EST
    I married a Quebecois and I can attest to their long cultural memory, their obsession with justice, and their stubborn streak. "Je me souviens" is the Quebec motto. It means "I remember", and refers to the treatment of the French by the British going back hundreds of years. He has been very quiet about the primary (he hates to get me started), but several times he went on-line and donated money to Clinton without even telling me. I balance the checkbooks, so I found out, but I think it was sweet.

    Omg, what a coincidence (none / 0) (#59)
    by Valhalla on Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 01:52:22 AM EST
    I was just reading a mystery novel which is partly set in Acadia.  Part of the plot talks about the Grande Derangement.  And describes just the sort of determined culture you are talking about.

    Of course, Grand Derangement reminded me of CDS the first time I saw it.  (but very different things!)

    It's by Kathy Reichs and called Bones to Ashes.  I wouldn't say it was the greatest book I ever read but I like both mysteries and fiction books where I get to learn about other stuff.


    I hear Acadia.... (none / 0) (#62)
    by kdog on Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 09:19:50 AM EST
    I think of The Band....Acadian Driftwood.

    Acadian driftwood
    Gypsy tail wind
    They call my home the land of snow
    Canadian cold front movin' in
    What a way to ride
    Oh, what a way to go

    How 'bout that on a t-shirt (5.00 / 3) (#19)
    by Lil on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 12:31:31 PM EST
    "I refuse to get over it"

    added it to my list! (5.00 / 1) (#32)
    by nycstray on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 01:32:49 PM EST
    as soon I finish these rush projects that keep landing in my email inbox (3 last night!!!), I'm going on a t-shirt designing bing to offer up to the pro Hill/Democracy groups. I have a nice list of ideas ;)

    One good one would be to quote (5.00 / 2) (#35)
    by g8grl on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 01:43:45 PM EST
    the Dixie Chicks.  It shoulda been Hillary's theme song "Not Ready To Play Nice"

    I have been playing that song a lot lately (none / 0) (#60)
    by Valhalla on Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 01:56:08 AM EST
    The words are so perfect.

    And yet what a sad irony that the song was in reaction to pro-Bush insanity and now it's against our own (well, my former) party.

    I'm not ready to make nice
    I'm not ready to back down
    I'm still mad as hell and
    I don't have time to go round and round and round
    It's too late to make it right
    I probably wouldn't if I could
    `Cause I'm mad as hell
    Can't bring myself to do what it is you think I should


    Or, just: (none / 0) (#51)
    by weltec2 on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 06:21:13 PM EST
    I'm not over Gore
    or Kerry either.

    How about (none / 0) (#56)
    by echinopsia on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 06:30:57 PM EST
    "Get over it? I'm not over Selection 2000 yet."

    I think that's the one I voted for; cool. :-) (5.00 / 6) (#8)
    by Cream City on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 11:49:51 AM EST
    It was a difficult choice, as I liked several.

    But this one is great, and I will be ordering two -- with one for my daughter, too.  She and I already have doubles on other Hillary t-shirts.

    Somehow, though, the t-shirt looks so much better on my daughter.  I won't be ordering two in the same size. :-)

    Just send money! (5.00 / 5) (#9)
    by oldpro on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 11:55:01 AM EST
    Well, OK...buy a tee if you want one (yawn) but if that's the best we can do, there must be a graphic-artists' strike I haven't heard about.

    $$$  The fundraiser on the 4th of July to give Hillary back her 'independence' from Obama's unhelpful fundraisers wiped out half her debt with 20.08 contributions.  Pretty good.

    NOW...thank her for that FISA vote with a contribution to the campaign to pay the rest of that debt (not counting what she lent the campaign herself).

    Occasionally we should put our money where our mouth is.  This is one of those times.  Talk is cheap...campaigns, not.

    Agreed. But I love the tee shirt. (5.00 / 3) (#10)
    by masslib on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 11:58:48 AM EST
    It was a contest winner by an average supporter.  It wasn't professionally designed.

    It was the one I voted for (none / 0) (#61)
    by Valhalla on Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 01:58:13 AM EST
    I love that quote.  Sigh.

    My friends gave me (5.00 / 9) (#13)
    by samanthasmom on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 12:10:17 PM EST
    a "Retire Hillary's Debt" birthday party. It was great fun. I am the lady who needs nothing, and I kept harping on them to donate so they put their money where my mouth was. (I still got some great summer reading from them, too.)

    How wonderful! What a great thing to do! :) (5.00 / 2) (#26)
    by kempis on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 01:05:58 PM EST
    I sent some "Thank$" yesterday :) (5.00 / 5) (#14)
    by nycstray on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 12:12:19 PM EST
    Me too. (5.00 / 5) (#16)
    by davnee on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 12:23:42 PM EST
    I wanted to be sure to show my appreciation for the FISA vote.  I'm on the fence on the t-shirt, but I'll probably pick one up.  Anybody got an educated guess on how the sizes run for it?  I hate buying t-shirts because s-m-l rarely mean the same thing from one place to the next.

    The previous HRC t-shirts ran small (5.00 / 3) (#24)
    by Cream City on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 01:04:05 PM EST
    very small.  Turned out that style was only turned out in junior sizes, but the site didn't say so at the time (it was corrected later, it seemed).

    A different supplier may involved, though, this time.  Or they may actually be in women's sizes.  That would seem wise for the target audience.:-)


    I wondered about women's sizes (none / 0) (#28)
    by davnee on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 01:12:21 PM EST
    It would be apropos.  :-)  But that would mean buying a size larger.  Sigh.  I love internet shopping for everything but clothes.  

    I always go larger (5.00 / 3) (#33)
    by nycstray on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 01:34:36 PM EST
    if it's too big, I sleep or schlep around the apt in it :)

    I love that shirt (5.00 / 0) (#47)
    by dianem on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 05:53:05 PM EST
    It's simple, elegant, and expressive. I teared up the first time I saw it. It captures exactly how I feel about the primary.

    I'm losing my job (5.00 / 11) (#12)
    by otherlisa on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 12:00:27 PM EST
    but I'm buying one anyway.

    So sorry, otherlisa. (5.00 / 4) (#20)
    by tree on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 12:38:54 PM EST
    About the job, of course, not the T-shirt. Hopefully a new door will open up as the old one closes and this will be the start of a better life and a better job.

    May your good deeds be returned (5.00 / 5) (#25)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 01:05:03 PM EST
    ten fold!!!!!

    Here's hoping the shirt will lift your spirits (5.00 / 2) (#27)
    by kempis on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 01:07:56 PM EST
    and your fortunes.



    A dear friend once said that sometimes God (5.00 / 3) (#31)
    by MO Blue on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 01:28:03 PM EST
    opens doors for you that you are unwilling to open yourself. This was said when another friend lost a job that she had for years. In her case, this proved to be true. She landed a better job with a higher salary, less stress and better working conditions. Hope this proves the case for you also.

    OK but (5.00 / 1) (#36)
    by oldpro on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 02:24:37 PM EST
    best be careful about wearing it to a new job interview...

    Thanks, everyone (none / 0) (#50)
    by otherlisa on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 06:20:02 PM EST
    I will be fine, honestly. Lots of things I'm looking forward to doing and exploring. The larger context is very ugly though. Someday when I'm free to speak about it, I will.

    Just bought one (5.00 / 8) (#22)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 12:58:32 PM EST
    Bought it XL, want to see if my husband fights me for it.  Wish I had some of the email addresses of a few of the Democrats I have met here having breakfast at Cutts diner.  They loved some of the Talkleft girl slogans about women and rednecks voting Clinton......those were 'Rubes and Boobs' and 'Hicks and Chicks Together Again'.  They were all guys, two of them flew the presidential helicopter through three presidencies.  They would probably pony up but alas I didn't get any email addresses.

    Oh, cripes... (5.00 / 2) (#37)
    by oldpro on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 02:27:07 PM EST
    that is hysterical!

    Wish I had that much money to spare (5.00 / 1) (#39)
    by splashy on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 03:49:09 PM EST
    I would buy one in a minute!

    Oh, well, perhaps in the future...

    Can foreigners buy one? (5.00 / 0) (#48)
    by anniethena on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 06:07:36 PM EST
    I know I can't contribute directly to her campaign but I'd love to have that T-shirt.

    Never mind (none / 0) (#49)
    by anniethena on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 06:16:18 PM EST
    I just tried clicking through and the same rules apply as for campaign contributions.

    Hillary's Debt (none / 0) (#43)
    by mouth of the south on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 05:37:42 PM EST
    I have a better idea.  If each of those 17,000,000 people who voted for Hillary and who encouraged her to stay in the race would send her one dollar, she would practically have her debt paid off.  I wonder how many of you who backed her so enthusiastically have bothered to send her even a dime.  Help her out!

    For the most part (none / 0) (#58)
    by Jane in CA on Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 12:33:41 AM EST
    we're all pretty passionate about Hillary here.  I understand your frustration about her campaign debt, and I don't think you meant your post to come across as adversarial as it did, at least as I read it.

    From the comments I've seen here, most folks on this site have contributed to Hillary's campaign, even when it was not financially easy to do so. And some people just can't afford to contribute.  They should not be berated for that.

    OTOH, I contributed another $250 to retire Hillary's debt yesterday afternoon as soon as I read about her vote on FISA.  And I didn't even get a tee shirt out of it :)


    I've got a better (none / 0) (#65)
    by jondee on Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 12:57:28 PM EST
    idea: help out an Iraqi mother who's kids were blown to bits. Or, maybe just an American mom who has to latchkey her kids with an empty refrigerator because she hasnt completed the fifty hoops course required before she can get daycare before she has to travel fifty miles to work.

    HRC's gonna be just fine.


    I've Got An Even Better One (none / 0) (#66)
    by Jane in CA on Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 07:59:09 PM EST
    How about you refrain from telling me what to do with my money, and I'll do the same for you?

    Actually it was (none / 0) (#67)
    by jondee on Sat Jul 12, 2008 at 03:10:34 PM EST
    a suggestion; what I think you should do with your money moves into another realm entirely.

    Yes, I know (none / 0) (#68)
    by Jane in CA on Sat Jul 12, 2008 at 04:11:27 PM EST
    I am too polite to tell you what I really think you should do with your money as well.