Hillary’s lack of self-awareness

Is Hillary Clinton the vainest person to ever run for president?  I know, I know – there’s a lot of competition, including this year.  But still, it takes a high level of self-absorption to do this, as noticed by Morgan Chalfant of the Free Beacon:

Hillary Clinton wore a jacket that costs more than $12,000 when she discussed income inequality and other economic issues following her victory in the New York primary earlier this year.

According to the New York PostClinton sported the $12,495 Giorgio Armani jacket when delivering remarks in New York City in April after defeating competitor Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in her home-state primary.

The price of the jacket constitutes roughly 40 percent of what the average American worker makes in a year. According to the most recent data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, the median income for U.S. workers in 2014 was $30,815.

While wearing the Armani jacket, Clinton emphasized her commitment to a “progressive” agenda, lamenting economic inequality and promising to raise wages and create jobs should she win the presidency.

“We all know many people who are still hurting. I see it everywhere I go. The Great Recession wiped out jobs, homes, and savings, and a lot of Americans haven’t yet recovered. But I still believe with all my heart that as another greater Democratic President once said, there’s nothing wrong with America that can’t be cured by what’s right with America. That is, after all, what we’ve always done. It’s who we are. America is a problem-solving nation,” Clinton said during the speech.

It is pretty obvious to me that Hillary is spending a lot of money on custom-designed clothing to conceal her weight gain in the lower half of her body.  A-shaped jackets that go well below her waist.  Now it is true that she is a very wealthy woman who can afford nothing but the best, and she is in the public eye constantly.  But still, the sharp contrast between her rhetoric decrying inequality and her behavior flaunting it causes a mild case of mental whiplash in anyone who gives it a moment’s thought.

Few people seem to remember that when she was in Arkansas, she served on the board of Walmart, which is now anathema to the labor unions.  If she were to believe that she should walk the walk of criticizing inequality, she would find that Walmart carries lots of clothing for women of, shall we say, ample build.

That’s about as likely to happen as traveling coach on commercial airliners.