The Washington Post replies to the Clinton campaign using an earlier story on Clinton’s cleavage as the basis for a fundraising letter:
Stories about the appearance of candidates, from Al Gore’s earth-tones wardrobe to John Edwards’s $400 haircut to a bathing-suit shot of Barack Obama in a People spread on “Beach Babes,” have long been an entertaining sideshow.
How about that. Media figures tend to swoon around Republicans (Romney’s laser-cut jaw and broad shoulders, Thompson has a manly funk) but stories about Democrats always seem to revolve around being image-conscious fakes. Beltway habitues like Kurtz probably don’t even realize it when they pursue stories that just reinforce their own prejudices.