It's shopping for wedding dresses that's proving more difficult to negotiate for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her bride-to-be daughter, Chelsea Clinton.
Hillary confessed to CNN's Candy Crowley that neither she nor the former first daughter have settled on dresses for Chelsea's planned summer nuptials to longtime love Marc Mezvinsky.
"If you don't tell anybody, Candy, we're still looking," Clinton fessed up in an interview with the political correspondent. "I don't have a dress yet and neither does Chelsea. We're working on it."
Um, Clinton ladies, time for a speedy motorcade over to the bridal atelier. Gown veterans know it takes more than one quick fitting to get that flawless look for the wedding pictures, which are sure to be broadcast around the world.
No date, beyond a vague "Summer 2010." has been released publicly by the couple, who announced their engagement last year.
So, what's more difficult, negotiating Middle East peace or wedding plans? Crowley asked. "I'd probably call it a draw about now," Clinton laughed.
If Hillary is stumped on what to wear, perhaps she can turn to the ever-stylish First Lady Michelle Obama to convene a style summit. Obama told "Today's" Matt Lauer last week that she plans her outfits out about two weeks in advance, but beyond that does not pay too much attention to the fact that she's perceived as a fashion icon.
If Chelsea and Hillary are really pressed for time, maybe they can just shop online at J.Crew, which we all know is a favorite resource of the current administration.
From the way Clinton spoke about the wedding, we have a hunch she may have been keeping a few state secrets. (Let's just hope Hill avoids pants suits, retro prom dresses and headbands.)
"It's a new status for me, MOTB (mother of the bride), but I am proud to have that status."
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