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If this is how he smiles, maybe he should not.


If there is anything women really like, it is for sure when men tell them to smile. I cannot tell you how my quick runs to the grocery store for half & half, my bus trips, and even my time sitting at a bar waiting for a friend to arrive are vastly improved by the addition of some random dude I don't know asking me to SMILE.  Especially because sometimes I forget -- my ladybrain is very forgetful sometimes! -- that I am supposed to be SMILING. Especially when reading or having a private discussion about a serious matter or contemplating Schopenhauer's theory of aesthetics! I always appreciate some good advice from a man I don't know on how to arrange my face.

Last night, during the Commander-In-Chief Forum, Hillary Clinton was discussing some pretty heavy subjects! Like war 'n' stuff! And guess what? She forgot to SMILE! Thankfully, RNC chair Reince Priebus was ON THE CASE.

C'MON PRETTY LADY, can't Reince get a little smile here? Grey skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face! Just direct your feet to the sunny side of the Pentagon! Happy days are here again! Forget your email troubles, c'mon get happy! Smile though your heart is breaking over the fact that you actually have to run against Donald Trump and not enough people realize how bizarre that actually is!

Alas! This attempt to make Hillary Clinton out to be the Jane Withers of the Commander-In-Chief debate backfired, as millions of women across Twitter reminded Priebus that it is actually pretty obnoxious to tell women what to do with their faces! And also that she was talking about the kind of serious issues that do not quite lend themselves to smiling like an idiot.

And she fired back herself as well:

To be fair! It's not like Reince would really know much about that. Republican candidates tend to run the gamut from reality show host to drunk uncle to guy screaming about socialism on the el to guy standing on the corner holding a sign saying "The End Is Near" or some combination thereof -- none of whom should ever be taken seriously.

[Twitter]

Robyn Pennacchia

Robyn Pennacchia is a brilliant, fabulously talented and visually stunning angel of a human being, who shrugged off what she is pretty sure would have been a Tony Award-winning career in musical theater in order to write about stuff on the internet. Previously, she was a Senior Staff Writer at Death & Taxes, and Assistant Editor at The Frisky (RIP). Currently, she writes for Wonkette, Friendly Atheist, Quartz and other sites. Follow her on Twitter at @RobynElyse

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