Hillary Dummy Makes Presidential Debut

Even though she’s been quiet about presidential aims, the Hillary Clinton that resides at Madame Tussaud’s wax musuem in New York is pushing the 2008 campaign full-steam ahead.

Yesterday, Madame Tussauds’ employees carried "Hillary 2008" signs for the unveiling of the life-sized figurine featured with a campaign style balloon drop and flags. Madame Tussauds’ also constructed a ballot booth, asking visitors "Would you vote for a woman as president?" "Will Hillary be the first woman president?"  and casts results above the wax Hillary.

But, New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser didn’t give the display much praise. she wrote, "Here’s a philosophical question: Isn’t creating a wax figure of Hillary Clinton just a wee bit redundant? In her robin’s-egg blue pantsuit, strenuously coiffed hair, and a smile plastered on her puss that says, ‘Don’t eff with me, buddy,’ Her Hillaryness serves as inspiration for the newest dummy to grace Madame Tussaud’s in Midtown. All of which makes me wonder: How can you tell the real one from the fake? And, perhaps more importantly: Is there really much difference? I got a sneak peek at the brand-new and totally unauthorized wax sculpture of Hillary, to be unveiled today at a mock Hillary 2008 political rally – just in time for Presidents Day. Get it?…it came as a shock to enter Tussaud’s gallery" and "see Hillary looking as if a butter pat would turn to ice in her mouth. They’ve got her down."

One other item Peyser notes is that Hillary’s dummy dons her wedding band, while the wax Bill’s left hand is naked.

The wax senator wears a vibrant turquoise blue pantsuit and is placed near President Bush and Bill Clinton.