Two of the biggest stories playing out this summer are Barry Bonds' career home run record chase, and Hillary Clinton's expose'. Now, a national news report links the 'issues':
The Clinton campaign's attempt to raise money off a Washington Post fashion report on her cleavage drew a very odd sports comparison from CNBC/Wall Street Journal pundit John Harwood on Sunday's Meet the Press: "for her to argue that she was not aware of what she was communicating by her dress is like Barry Bonds saying he thought he was rubbing down with flaxseed oil, okay?"
Before we plunge into speculation about steroids and fashion, we should note that both Clinton and Bonds seek to pump up: one to pump up his muscles, the other to pump up her vote totals. However, we are more impressed with Bonds' numbers than Clinton's at this point.
A point could be made that a ravenous press will eat up whatever celebrities throw out there be it pecs or cleavages.
Of course cynics will say that neither Bonds, nor Clinton are
'busted'. If one compares pec size, there is no doubt, Bonds is your
woman, man, whatever.
Can using steroids actually affect home run totals? Some experts say superior hand-eye coordination trumps steroids use. Likewise, can cleavage affect vote totals? Experts again say that basic policy stances are more important than courting the male vote.
It may be both the candidate and the athlete have been 'outed'.