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Elle Magazine's Obamaphile

1:34 PM, Jul 18, 2008 • By SAMANTHA SAULT
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We know that Time and the three network news anchors adore Barack Obama. But Elle magazine?

Elle associate publisher Samantha Fennell is leaving the magazine to work for the Obama campaign. On the Elle Tell All blog--a "fashion, design, and style" blog--Fennell explains,

Barack Obama must be elected President of the United States. It's his worldview, his clarity of judgment, and his just plain right-mindedness that resonate with me. Figuring that my efforts were best spent raising money for the campaign, I have thrown myself into a new world--one in which fluffy chatter and frivolous praise are replaced by a get-to-the-point directness and disciple-like devotion.

Talk about "frivolous praise."

Fennell describes the red Prada dress she wore to a NYC Obama event and how the candidate noticed her in the crowd and squeezed her hand because of it. Lucky girl. I'd give anything for a red Prada dress. She concludes,

His speech was pitch-perfect and reinforced for me all of the reasons why I, like so much of the country, am completely engaged and energized by this candidacy. As we say in fashion, it was a brilliant collection. Not of dresses and jackets, but of ideas, ideals, hope, and change.

And I, like so much of the country, think that Elle writers should stick to gushing about Choos rather than change. Will a McCain-supporting Elle editor make her case on the blog, too? If they need one, I'd grudgingly oblige.