In keeping with her recent practice of “not giving a fuck what anyone thinks of her looks” and “making fun of herself in an endearing fashion,” Hillary Clinton wore a pair of Mardi Gras sunglasses at an official function last night.

She donned the glasses at the swearing-in ceremony of Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs Mike Hammer, saying:

“…We’re also here to celebrate the color purple. And Mike, I was in a real dilemma. I have pantsuits in nearly every color… except purple. And so I’ve got to get appropriately attired — as you can see the entire family is appropriately attired — and thanks to the good work of the PA staff…”

Then BAM, Hillary puts on the glasses and the Mardi Gras beads. Laughter, laughter, laughter. The boring speech is effectively made un-boring.

But why would she do such a silly thing? Is there something inherently funny about the color purple? And what does “purple” have to do with anything?

Various sources report that she did it simply because Mike Hammer likes the color purple. That’s right, she took the dude’s favorite color and ran with it, like a clown at a kid’s birthday party. Maybe next she’ll dress up like someone’s favorite animal.

Is Hillary starting to lose her marbles? It’s entirely possible. But still, I can’t say I don’t like this fun, new, “zany aunt after two chardonnays” version of her.

(Via HuffPost)

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