Not to put too fine a point on it, but what the hell? Can we please have a moratorium on clothing cracks and questions directed at Clinton? Even if we all like to chatter about this stuff behind the scenes.
That said, I don't think Clinton gave the right answer. The right answer to "diamonds or pearls?", at least if you're running for president, is not that you want them both, it's: "I wear cubic zirconias."
That's what most middle-class women buy these days, because it's what they can afford.