Friday, February 6, 2009

Why focus on the stimulus when you can talk about CLOTHES?

I think Andy Card's obsession with Obama's clothes is pretty stupid, but I always thought the same thing about Card, too. From what I understand he was a pretty weak CoS, and this press flap no doubt points to why--spending six years as Bush's clothier rather than, I don't know, the defender of the constitution is pretty illuminating. Nevertheless, HuffPo has pictures of Reagan and Bush 43 sans jackets, but I think the real notable thing here is that Reagan is wearing a weird cranberry red shirt...and not pulling it off. At. All.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.