Pre-sale for the new “I Can Be… President” Barbie Doll begins today. And what fortuitous timing with so many politicians advocating Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run this week. This Barbie — which comes in Caucasian, Hispanic, African American, and Asian — apparently “stands for inspiring girls to be informed and involved in their local communities,” a Mattell marketing VP said. Though Mattel has released president Barbies during each of the past four presidential election years, the “New York Daily News” points out:
Presidential Barbie - trading in her high heels for the first time in 52 years - comes with a pair of sensible, office-appropriate wedges.
Maybe in 2016 they’ll make an even more progressive version carrying a pack of birth control pills.
- ISIS has claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed at least 80 people in Afghanistan Saturday.
- Hillary Clinton made her debut with VP pick Tim Kaine, who dipped into Spanish and spoke on support for immigration reform and gun control.
- The gunman who killed at least 10 people at a Munich, Germany mall was an 18-year-old "obsessed" with mass shootings, police said.