Friday, December 21, 2007

Photos of the (two) week(s)

I hadn't been on AP Photo in a long time, so I am glad I am back in the game since that's my favorite thing to do (sad I know...). So, while there were some interesting shots from fundraisers and debates, many were not quite worthy - or fashiony. Here are some of my favorites from the two weeks or so:

What a handsome duo: Tony Bennett and Bill Clinton at a Hillary fundraiser on Dec. 12. – AP Photo/Rich Schultz

Our Secretary pool: Just a funny picture of all the Cabinet members adjusting themselves before a press conference post-meeting Dec. 14. – AP Photo/Ron Edmonds

Just say no to drugs: Sens. Schumer and Grassley look downright studly at a news conference on Tuesday. – AP Photos/Susan Walsh

Beautiful inside and out: A wonderful shot of the Botanic Garden lit up for the holidays (it's right next to the Capitol...) - mosley.brian/flickr

What a happy family: Hillary, breaking bread Dec. 8 in Des Moines with her daughter Chelsea, mother Dorothy and then Andy McGuire. – AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Pointing the figurative finger: Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore addresses the U.N. Climate Change Conference Dec. 13 Bali. He said that the U.S. was "principally responsible for obstructing progress." – AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

Bush and Cheney chat Wednesday with firefighters in front of a on-fire (literally) White House. Do you think it's a coincidence that both the prez and veep match the D.C. firefighters' uniforms? My theory: As the fire alarms went off, their staffers threw them coordinating ties. – AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

It's a team effort, people!

Congress couldn't get their act together to actually pass any big legislation (omnibus, what?) before convening for recess, and the Dems took the brunt of that for good reason - but the lefties did have their act together on something...

I can just picture Nancy calling up Hoyer, Reid and the boys on Tuesday, saying, "I think I am going to wear gray and burgundy today. Is that what you were thinking, too?"

And then the next next day, "Why not something a little brighter today? I'm going for cherry red and black. You too?"

– AP photos

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Blog the Blogger

The DC Goodwill Fashionista started her new feature today, Blog the Blogger, and who did the premiere blog feature? Moi - of course. Check it out to find out a bit of background about me, who my favorite designers are, and where to find good bargains in D.C - plus, the site is a great, witty and oft-spot on fashion resource.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A helping-hand shopping spree

It's not really political, but it's for charity – and helping pick up where FEMA is lacking... – so, check out this over-the-top eBay auction for a shopping spree with Michael Kors to benefit the Spirit of Liberty Foundation and Americans Helping Californians.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Won't you cry for me Argentina?

Oiy, what a mess has Argentina gotten itself into with this fashion disaster! The newly elected president - the wife of the outgoing president (sound a little too familiar) - always has her signature big hair and a canvas-worth of makeup, plus wears what seem more like costumes than suits. So, without further ado, here is Madame President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner:

Not too horrible, right? Just combining red and orange sheen, but that's not REALLY that bad since it fits her well. And the next one is very cute - for a Hollywood starlet on the red carpet...

It's like she's wearing white to a funeral, or something. To quote Michael Kors, "It's very Mother of the Bride."

And last but certainly not least, presidential pantylines...

I am sad to say it's all a little too much like Hillary (with a better figure, of course).
– AP Photos

Thursday, December 13, 2007

More Givhan rants

It's been a very long week of political fashion commentary given by Robin Givhan. Normally I would love all of this stuff - aka this blog - but admittedly I am getting a little sick of it. I wish the elections would just be over already. (Damn, I forgot we have another year to go...)

I already commented about Hil on Sunday, then we've got:
Romney on Monday
Edwards on Tuesday
Thompson on Wednesday
McCain on Thursday
And I think you're in luck for Baby Blue Guy on Friday...

Who's to blame for pantsuits?

Robin Givhan's article this weekend about Hillary "the-human-color-wheel" Clinton and the pantsuits was unnecessary for the package and said absolutely nothing that Robin hasn't said at least twice before in her column, but nonetheless I read it and had a couple chuckles - mainly because Hillary's so manly. So here's some of the less boring of the boring droll:

The mind, so easily distracted by things mauve and lemon yellow, strays from more pressing concerns to ponder the sartorial: How many pantsuits does Hillary Clinton have in her closet? And does she ever wear them in the same combination more than once? (Here I have to say, "What?!?" Givhan's clearly never seen my blog and how Hillary wears the same thing 10 times in one week...)

[Pantsuits] can be flattering, although not when the jacket hem aligns with the widest part of the hips (hypothetically speaking, of course). Does she even have hips? (Oh Robin...)

Is even considering the senator's clothes a kind of chauvinistic assault? ... With the male candidates, the nuances of their attire matters ... but with Clinton, one must first get past distractions such as that pink blazer — the one John Edwards didn't like so much — before the details can be considered. What would possess a woman to wear a jacket the color of a geranium in full bloom and then imply she doesn't want anyone to notice or comment on her clothes?

Yes, a woman can still be taken seriously, viewed as tough and celebrated for her ideas even if she is wearing a sunshine yellow suit. But someone, somewhere, is also going to notice that she is dressed like a solar flare. (She said it, not me, but ditto!)

Oprah on the campaign trail

Oprah hit the campaign trail with Sen. Obama and his wife, Michelle, this weekend - and I have to say she looked fantastic doing it. Her neutral palette wasn't boring, but it was slimming, and more importantly, conservative enough for Washington (and Iowans), but hip enough to maintain her Hollywood image. It was an image that was very much what the Obamas have been portraying themselves throughout the campaign - young, but respectable. I would hope that some of the women on the Hill have their eyes open and maybe take some pointers from the Oprah-Michelle fierce fashion duo.

All one color in different shades and textures makes for a put-together look that is both slimming and timeless.

It's just a simple, single-breasted pantsuit that fits properly, isn't flashy in color, isn't over-embellished with jewelry/scarves. It's just the antithesis of Hillary - and really what Hillary should be wearing. (They kind of have similar body shapes, right?)

This is so perfect for a daytime, outdoor event. I love that she belted the shirt - very trendy - but kept the palette simple so as to not make it look too young for her. And my favorite part? The yellow is perfect for her skin tone but not bright and flashy to distract from the important thing - the candidate. That's something Michelle is often very good at, too.

- AP Photos/Paul Sancya, Elise Amendola and Gerry Broome, respectively

Fashionably charitable

The fabulous Goodwill Fashionista brought up a good point today on her blog: 'Tis the season for being charitable, so why not be fashionably charitable? There's some good hints and organizations listed, so check it out. I just moved and had to severely clean out my closet, so I made a few piles along the way - a Goodwill pile (of course!), a Dress for Success pile, items I could give to the local elementary school (I love crafts...) and stuff I could potentially sell on eBay or Craig's List. So get giving!

The right way to do winter outerwear
(a few weeks too late)

With the Washington weather so completely unpredictable - hello, I didn't wear a coat yesterday and it's snowing today - it can be somewhat understandable for the politicos not to don the appropriate outer coverings all the time. But, your average winter coat is timeless and classic, and if you don't have one at least hanging in your closet (like Greta, most likely), there is absolutely no excuse.

For the not-so-cold days, check out some of these options, but for the frigid days of late, it's not too late to get bundled up - and this is a perfect time to buy a wonderfully warm wool jacket as sales are in full force. So, without further ado, here are some of my choices for Capitol-appropriate winter attire, and these are more about the shape and style than the actual piece (especially since these are all way out of my price range):

Marc by Marc Jacobs Solid Wool Felt Coat ($548)
Unique color in a simple and basic shape - and the double button/military-style is so the rage right now. I just love how it's classic yet totally different from everyone else on the street.

Cinzia Rocca Long Wool Coat ($1,125)
Wonderfully classic in hunter green!

Burberry Exploded Glen Check Coat ($1,295)
The black/white/camel check is very fashionable this season, but more importantly, it is classic and can withstand the test of many seasons to come. The spread collar looks great popped and the black leather belt flatters any waist.

Andrew Marc Dream Herringbone Coat ($795)
Oh so Jackie O! The mock belt and double buttons are what make the jacket and then what makes it Capitol Hill is the color and length. It's just timeless.

Mackage High Collar Coat ($550)
The asymmetry is fantastic on this coat - which throws you for a loops in Midnight blue - plus I love the belt, the slight puff sleeve and the big collar.

Alice + Olivia Fox Collar Coat ($587)
Red is just the quintessential winter color. I love this shape, it's almost like a dress, and would flatter just about any shape.

Catherine Malandrino Jacquard Dots Cape ($795)
Taking the classic cape and making it the silhouette of the season! I've seen this style in many store and colors, and just love it. This particular choice has the double-breasted look I love and the texture is just to die for.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Textured Wool Twill Coat ($628)
A-line, slight flare, asymmetry, amazing neckline - what's there not to love.

P.S. There will be an interview with me commenting about my love of winter coats posted soon on DC Goodwill Fashionista's site. Check it out!

P.P.S. And don't forget to keep your hands nice and toasty. Here are some great suggestions from the epitome of what D.C. fashion should be.

Back up and running

I saw Greta again the other day - this time walking out of Phillips (why?!?) with her bagged lunch - and she looked so horribly dowdy in her all-black neutral pallette and oversized trench reminiscent of Reagan's. Really, there is a good way to do winter outwear, and this is not it!

Anyway, it got me to thinking about the early days of this blog and how I loved doing it and about how I have totally slacked as of late. Well, I am not making any promises (I've done that in the past...), but I am going to try a bit harder to get back on my game. Plus, I need to get more people to the site so I can up my $3.49 of "shoe fund" earnings...

Here's to wishing everyone a belated Happy Hanukkah and an early Merry Christmas.

– Photo courtesy Mens Vogue

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Colbert: 'Nothing completes a look like children's health-care legislation'

In a odd change of events, Stephen Colbert was asked to introduce Speaker Nancy Pelosi last night at Glamour's Annual Women of the Year awards. And, though his writers are on strike, he was able to come up with a funny and fashionable speech (note the reference to the mandals!). It's worth a couple minutes of your day to actually read through it - it's freakin' hilarious:

... And speaking of mocking politicians, many have asked me why someone who has advised members of the House of Representatives not to go on my show, why I would honor Nancy Pelosi at the Glamour awards. Because she made history this year? Because she's three heartbeats away from the presidency? Because I suddenly like her?

No, I am here tonight because I love Glamour. I love its lifestyle. I love the magazine. I have my own personal do's and don'ts. Do work a retro up-do, with a little headband. Don't criticize the president. And I just love fashion. This season, I love high-waisted pants. I adore Oxford pumps—no, ankle booties! And if you have a sweater dress? Make it even better—belt it! If it wasn't so cold tonight I would have ditched my wing-tips and worn my platform mandals.

That's why I'm here tonight to introduce Nancy Pelosi, because she is the most glamorous speaker we've ever had. I cannot pinpoint exactly what makes her different than previous speakers. All those guys had style. Newt Gingrich worked the aisle in pinstripes and power ties. And long before Jennifer Aniston had the Rachel hairstyle, Speaker O'Neill had the Tip hairstyle. Four-inch eyebrows, matching earbrows. Speaker Dennis Hastert was a plus-size model for Lane Bryant.

But none of these men hold a candle to Speaker Pelosi. Whether she's prowling the Capitol steps in a cream pantsuit, or strutting the halls of Congress in a blue pantsuit, or grudgingly clapping behind the president at the State of the Union in, say, cream pants and a blue pantsuit blazer—she always has the right accessories. Because nothing completes a look like children's health-care legislation. And I think we all know that the fashion moment of the year has to be Nancy Pelosi marching the S-CHIP bill up to the White House in her Veto-Me pumps. She is the most fabulous Speaker ever to rock the gavel. And though I may disagree with everything she stands for, I will defend to the death her right to make-it-work [snaps]. So it is my honor to present to you the distinguished representative from California, Madam Speaker, Madam Glam, Nancy Pelosi!
To read the entire speech, click here... To read a little bio from Glamour about Pelosi, click here...
- Getty Images

Monday, November 5, 2007

If a famed celeb stylist says D.C. has style...

Yet another reason to hate Anne Schroeder, she says D.C. has no style. Well, maybe she has no style. So take that Shenanigans!

[Fashion stylist Rachel] Zoe met her husband in D.C., too, she tells local pub Express. She was a hostess at Washington Harbour, he was a waiter. They used to hang out at Sequoia. And — now this is important — Zoe says, "I love D.C. It's got such style."

Whaaa? D.C. and style? Do we need a fashion double-take?

To read the horrible drab, click here...

Nina McLemore: Dressing the power elite
(and the creator of Hillary's horrid jackets)

An interesting article appeared in The Examiner today, shocking, I know. Part of their weekly Power Profile, Whitney Blake spoke with Nina McLemore, of her namesake line for the power elite as well as the founder of Liz Claiborne Accessories in the '80s. And while I am not personally a fan of the line (or many of the women who wear it, but that's a whole other aside), I find her takes on fashion, business and women in both very fascinating.

“I’m very angry at the fashion industry,” she said. The industry has “no respect for accomplished women,” viewing them as “sex objects, not smart and capable.”

Her line, mainly “jacket driven,” also includes pants and blouses for business, casual and evening attire. She targets businesswomen with high net worth, female politicians — most notably Sen. Hillary Clinton — and what McLemore calls “community women” who are involved in philanthropy or who have husbands in powerful positions. ... (Know we know where Hillary found her amazing taste - and her $795 quilted coats!)

... Clinton prefers longer jackets, and her signature colors include blue and coral, which McLemore said brings out the highlights in her hair. ...

McLemore’s clothes come in five fits to accommodate all body shapes, and she designs them herself with natural fabrics primarily made in America. She recommends bold, vibrant colors for women who often appear in public or on television. McLemore picks versatile styles that can be worn anywhere, and she uses wrinkle-free materials to allow for easy traveling. ...

... McLemore has a keen sense of her customers’ tastes. Women in law, government and business “dress more understatedly and conservatively” compared with women in New York. At the same time, Washington women have an international flair and often pick textiles and colors from, say, Southeast Asia and Kenya. ...

To read the entire article, which talks a lot more about the business side, click here...
– Examiner/Greg Whitesell

Quote of the day

Speaker Nancy Pelosi was honored at the YouthAIDS gala Friday, with a toast by Bono (who was wearing what seemed to be men's heels), saying:

"You've given safe sex, sex appeal! How'd you do that?"

Friday, October 26, 2007

These Shoes Are Made for Stalking

"Days spent chasing lawmakers on the Capitol’s marble floors can be a challenge," Jonathan E. Kaplan says in an article this month in Washingtonian. "The hard marble puts pressure on knees and backs and even makes for slips." Well, we knew all that, so the interesting part? His short piece takes a look at Congressional correspondents and their preferred footwear - and I have to say poo-poo to most of them!

I wear at least 3.5-inch heels on the Hill on most days, and do I complain? No! Why? Because they are feminine and dress- and location-appropriate, and I manage to find ones that are actually pretty comfortable.

Big props to "shoe addict" Susan Milligan of the Boston Globe (pictured above right), she "toughs it out wearing flashy stilettos. She admits they 'kill' her back, but they also get her noticed. One Massachusetts Democrat routinely comments on her shoes." Nice job and I love the flash of color - something way-too lacking under the Dome.

Some more tidbits - some of which frankly scare me:

“Rubber soles are a must,” says Anne Kornblut, who often tracks the movements of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (who wears low heels) for the Washington Post. Kornblut says she’s found a shoe-repair shop that will add rubber soles to her leather shoes. (This is key! I make sure to have no-slips and rubber soles on my shoes to avoid falling, and more importantly, to avoid making loads of noise with each step.) ...

... CNN congressional correspondent Jessica Yellin prefers clogs because they’re good for posture and are more attractive than many other ergonomically friendly shoes. (There's a photo with the story that I would be happy NEVER seeing again!)

Juliet Eilperin, a onetime congressional reporter for the Post who now writes about the environment, says former majority leader Dick Armey, a Texas Republican, taught her that cowboy boots are best for pounding the marble floors. (Do I even need to say anything here?)

To read the entire article, with a lot more about journos' secret lives, click here...
– Jay Clendenin/Washingtonian

Friday, October 19, 2007

Ideas, suggestions, critiques?

Hi all! I am trying to start back up with my regular posting (I was on sabbatical b/c I was in the running for a new job in the political arena and didn't want to jinx it by possibly being linked to a political blog...), and I would love all your help with catching up. If you have any ideas or news tidbits, or any suggestions as to where you'd like to see this blog go, please either leave a comment or e-mail me at

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hill fashion roundup

And The Hill now has a fashion column? I don't know... but, interesting info on some Reps.:

  • Ric Keller has lost 41 pounds by eating healthy (1,800 calories per day) and regularly exercising. He has 30 more to go, he says, but he's already looking more svelte. (See picture from September at left.)
  • Ellen Tauscher has gone noticeably darker — going from blonde to brunette. "I’ve always had a blonde personality with brunette responsibilities," she said.
  • Sadly, Rep. Howard Coble has been warding of skin cancer — he was diagnosed in the late 1990s — with a topical solution that burns the skin cells and turns the outer skin on his face a blistery red. Ouch!
  • And finally, it's a whopper, Dennis Kucinich reportedly bites his nails.
To read the entire report, click here...
– AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Joke of the day

From Swizzle Sticks:

"According to FEC reports, Edwards grew out his hair during the 3rdQ."

Monday, September 17, 2007

Portraits of a politician

Sen. Barack Obama hugs attendees of the Service Employees International Union's Member Political Action Conference held at the Washington Hilton.

– Roll Call/Tom Williams

It's a motion blur of supporters around former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards as he signs some autographs after speaking at a fundraiser in Milwaukee.
– AP Photo/Morry Gash

Gen. David Petraeus intensely testifies on the future course of the war in Iraq while appearing before a joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and House Foreign Relations Committee.
– AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Rep. John Murtha speaks at a press conference Monday at the National Press Club about Congressional action on the United States’ future in Iraq.
– Roll Call/Tom Williams

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Chris Dodd speaks at the Service Employees International Union Political Action Conference in Washington. (And this is the only one I saw in which he wasn't yelling...)
- AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Perfectly silhouetted? Rep. Ron Paul, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, speaks at Seattle University.
– Seattle Post-Intelligencer/Andy Rogers

Seen on the monitor of a video camera, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney delivers a statement on Sen. Hillary Clinton's health care plan, outside of St. Vincent's Hospital in New York.
– AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton quite awkwardly flips steaks during Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising steak fry in Indianola, Iowa.
– AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

The Gores glamour?

I had to get the Emmy's in somehow....

Former Veep (and now Emmy and Grammy winner) Al Gore arrived in typical, boring style to the Emmy's last night in Los Angeles. The tux is your average tux, so there's not much to say. He really isn't looking very good, though, beyond that. His face coloring is very blotchy, his slicked-back hair very old man, and I don't want to give him a hard time like everyone else in the world, but he sure has put on a lot of weight in recent years.

Tipper, however, should have known better than to wear brown while next to her black-and-white hubby. The jacket is OK, but rather dowdy and over-embellished, and not really venue-appropriate; it's the blah cami and mis-matched skirt that bother me a little bit more. She really should take a note from other fine ladies her age, though I know they all have different figures, like Sally or Glenn or Helen. Her hair and makeup are nice, though, and very age-appropriate, and her earrings match the outfit perfectly.

– AP Photo/Chris Carlson

Friday, September 14, 2007

What's the coif about?

Yet again, I found the most amazing dribble in The Politico - I can't believe they actually publish this stuff in a "newspaper." It was a two-page spread about the presidential candidates' hair. Some highlights:

Whether a presidential candidate maintains his (or her) split ends surely will rate low on voters’ “presidential material” scale. But many politicians have learned that an impeccable hairstyle — even at $400 — can be a political asset.

... Romney’s not above jabbing his opponents. “You know, I think John Edwards was right. There are two Americas. There’s the America where people pay $400 for a haircut and then there is everybody else,” said Romney, who pays $50 for his own.

... “Your hair will send very important messages to those around you,” [Clinton] told Yale University’s graduating class in 2001. “It will tell people who you are and what you stand for.”

... According to Susan Abrams, a professional political image consultant based north of Los Angeles, a bad hairdo can distract voters from a candidate’s message. Take Edwards’ costly trim. “No one talks about what he’s saying,” she said, “because everyone talks about the hair.”
To read the entire thing, click here... Though if you want a chart about why each style does or does not work, click here...
– Composite image by

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Another Bush administration loss

Goodbye yellow-wrist road,
through the good times and the bad ...

Outgoing White House Press Secretary Tony Snow completed his final briefing and decides to have a chat with Bush rival and veteran reporter Helen Thomas. Not much to say about our departing friend (who claims he can't afford the job), except that I hope some time off air will help you recoup and stop wearing so much pinstripe, it just makes you look even taller than you already are and on nonHDTVs it's like a blurry snowfall.

– AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

It's a slow week

It's been hard to find stuff when the only thing going on is Gen. Patraeus' speech in which everyone knew what he was going to say before he said it, the House was out for the funeral and now everyone's out for the rest of the week because of Rosh Hashanah.

So here's random talk about my favorite fashion disaster, Hillary. I love the photo at right because it looks like Hill's trying sooo hard to stay awake while listening to Amb. Crocker and Petraeus on Tuesday. The glasses give her the I'm-really-trying-to-take-this-seriously look while amplifying the fact that her eyes can barely stay open. I've never seen her done this pair, but I do have to say I like them. Of all the things she wears, especially her oft-tacky accessories, I think these do a good job of staying somewhat-trendy and young, but not in a offensive you're-too-old way.

I also like the pink jacket for the same reason. The pink is a good pop of color for her that isn't too strong, isn't the coral family we've seen way too much of, and doesn't wash her out too much.

– AP Photos/Kevin Wolf and Gerald Herbert, respectively

Friday, September 7, 2007

Have a great weekend!

I figured I'd leave you with a great photo to laugh at for the weekend. I really don't mean to put Hillary up here so much, she just provides so much great fodder. Just keep in mind, this is in no way, shape or form an endorsement of any kind.

I have to say this isn't the worst outfit I've ever seen on her. She's owning the monotone outfits, thinking they make her appear slimmer (I'd argue that, but to each their own). The wool is at least a summer color and seems to be lightweight. What I don't understand, and her being at an AARP convention doesn't save her on this one, is what's up with the floppy handkerchief she's sporting. She's done this a few times now, and it totally looks like her left boob is exploding. Oh well - you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

– AP Photo/Steven Senne

**** UPDATE: She wore that outfit again on Sunday. She always does this, and knows she's in the spotlight being photographed at each event. I just don't understand. It's not like she doesn't have enough money for a full wardrobe - I learned today in Roll Call that she's worth at least $12 million.

The nuts are made for crackin'

Thanks to the shoe-fund ad on the left side of my page, I found this amazingly hilarious campaign 2008 paraphernalia: The Hillary Nutcracker! You have to check it out, it is so funny and oh so true...

I think I am going to make this an ongoing feature, so if you see any other great political parodies, please let me know and we can get them up here to ogle and boggle (?)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Unexpected celebrity, but she's wearing it right

Megan Colon
probably never expected to have her picture in newspapers across the country today, but the staffer who stood by her boss looked great while doing it. Looking poised in casual professional ware, Sen. Tim Johnson's intern coordinator cheered him on in his first appearance back to the Senate since suffering a brain aneurysm in December.

Colon wore a very simple and understated outfit, with cool and neutral colors mixing in a perfect fit. The skirt was basic, but an added slit gave it a little flair, and though I am not so sure the popped collar was necessary, it didn't look as wrong as most popped collars. Besides her neatly polished (and posh) bob, what I appreciate most is she found a pair of wedges that I don't absolutely hate. As Johanna would say, I don't particularly like shoes that "make a woman's foot look indelicate," and I believe that is something so many wedges do. These, however, are slim and narrow, have a just-perfect-hint-of-shine patent, a slightly provocative peep toe, and a not really offensive contrasting tone for the wedge itself.

Overall, the look is what a staffer should aim for. Now an actual Member is something completely different ...

– Bill Clark/Roll Call and John Shinkle/Politico, respectively

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

This is no scandal to write about

And the worst Hill article of the day: It starts out kind of about what's appropriate to wear to court and digresses somehow into how scorned wives of wondering politicians should present themselves.

“In these sex scandals the scorned woman is often the most scrutinized. Women can’t win; wear something modest, people will say, ‘Well, no wonder he went looking.’ Wear something that celebrates your femininity, and you’re desperate trash. Wear something appropriate? Well, that would render you invisible, perhaps the worst option of all.”
Though some would argue that this article is the same as this blog, I would say the venue of a blog is very different from a newspaper. Even so, I still wouldn't deem important what Sen. Craig wore to a press conference unless it was something outwardly offensive. Fashion Critic - and this instance in particular - is so often a wishy-washy column that doesn't say anything.

To read it all, though I don't know why, click here...
– The Idaho Statesman/Joe Jaszewski