Now, Huma doesn’t need a Spanx. I wouldn’t think. So they sent somebody over to Blakely’s table to get her and come back over to Huma and Hillary’s table, and the New York Post says that the event organizer was dispatched, Blakely came over and “the Spanx sensation was soon seen in deep conversation with Clinton. A discreet Blakely, 41, the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire after founding Spanx in 2000, didn’t tell us if Clinton admitted to wearing Spanx, but said, ‘She told me she read my story in the issue and liked it.
Now, the Blakely story is a great story. I think it is. Very American. She invents a product. People wanted to buy it. There were no government handouts or no slush funds. There were no subsidies. Hillary actually could learn a lot from Sara Blakely. I’ll tell you what I was just told. Even women who don’t need a girdle-like thing the Spanx is wear them anyway because of why? Okay. Okay. It’s more professional. It makes a woman look more professional because there’s no sexy jiggle. The Spanx keeps everything firm and taut and there’s no jiggle. Okay, well, I’ve just lost interest in it, then. Professional or not.
If what Dawn told us is right, that Spanx stops the jiggles and therefore you have a more professional, well, I’ll tell you what: It isn’t old El Rushbo that’s killing the women’s movement; it’s Spanx. It ain’t me.
ABL aka Angry Black Lady aka Imani Gandy is a recovering attorney with a burning love of fire and perfectly-constructed sentences. The “anger” portion of her moniker stems not from her displeasure at the hellscape that American politics has become, but rather is a symptom of the pituitary tumor which has been indefinitely detained in her brain since 2006. When she’s not pointing out that people are wrong on the Internet – or writing for Balloon Juice, The Grio, The Team Uterati Wiki Project, or RH Reality Check -- she likes long sits on the beach. Also, she thinks gravity is a real downer. You can follow her on Twitter at @AngryBlackLady.
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