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'Hillary' likeness kicks off campaign for White House

February 16, 2006
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With a confident wave to well-wishers and the support of husband Bill, Hillary Clinton seems to have set her sights publicly on the White House. Appearances were deceptive, however, and this wasn't the launch of a bid for the Oval Office but a waxwork of the New York politician being unveiled at Madame Tussauds.

Elegantly clad in one of the senator's trademark power suits and with her familiar charismatic smile, the incredibly lifelike image in the Big Apple museum could have fooled even the most hardened politician. Especially since the statue of former President Clinton had been placed next to a mocked-up sign bearing the campaign slogan, Hillary 2008.

But a poll of sorts will take place: vistors are invited to decide on whether the US is ready for a female occupant in the West Wing. Interactive "election booths" have been set up where, at the touch of a button, museum goers can answer questions on the matter including: "Will Hillary Clinton be the first female president?"

It's a fair bet that her political neighbour at Madame Tussauds will be less than enthusiastic about a 'yes' vote. The alcove next to the former First Lady's spot is occupied by George W Bush.

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A waxwork model of the New York senator has been given pride of place next to a statue of her husband Bill Clinton at Madame TussaudsPhoto: © AFP
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The image was unveiled with all the pizzazz of a genuine presidential election campaignPhoto: © AFP

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