Lady Liberty to be resculpted wearing a pantsuit
NEW YORK CITY -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio agreed early Sunday morning to allow the Statue of Liberty to be resculpted wearing a pantsuit.
The idea was originally presented to President Hillary Clinton last week at a Pantsuit Nation Forum held at her alma mater, Wellesley. Clinton -- who made waves during her campaign with colorful and symbolic outfits -- is credited with bringing back the pantsuit, which has come to symbolize female empowerment and strength.
Mayor de Blasio loves the idea, pointing out that Clinton's win also ensures that the poem engraved on Lady Liberty's plaque can be maintained without a hint of hypocrisy. "Imagine what the engraving would be if the other guy had won," de Blasio wondered. "Give me your non-Mexicans, your non-Muslims, your huddled aristocrats yearning to pay nothing in taxes."
President Clinton says she feels humbled to be honored in this way. The new model is expected to be completed by this time next year.