Then we had Madam Speaker, adorned in a â€œcelery-green skirt suit,â€ appropriate pastel friendliness; a green rose between two thorns? According to Ms. Wellingtonâ€™s piece â€œPops of muted colors were everywhere.â€ Barack Obama sporting an â€œice-blue tieâ€ and Hillary in â€œsoft-pink shell with a charcoal gray suit.â€ Now, the ubiquitous experts in Ms. Wellingtonâ€™s article orate thusly: â€œâ€¦the adoption of lighter colors could signify a desire to connect with a disenchanted public.â€ Say what? People are dying by the score in Iraq, New Orleans is â€œout of sight, out of mindâ€ to the politicians, the economy is in the toilet and weâ€™re all going to be saved by soft pastels? The only one with any cojones in the crowd was Laura Bush, she was â€œattiredâ€ in power red.
Where do people come up with this nonsense, or better yet; why do they come up with it? I know, I know, diversion, entertainment, milksop for the unwashed masses; the Marie Antoinette School of governance and media twaddle. Forgive me, I realize Iâ€™m not being very fair here; Iâ€™m certain there are a few people out there in La-La Land who truly are interested in what the power structure or entertainment structure â€“ arenâ€™t they one and the same? â€“ are wearing. Personally I donâ€™t give a ratâ€™s ass if theyâ€™re naked if they would do the job that we the people elected them to do.
But then, folks like Elizabeth Wellington and her assorted fashionistaâ€™s would be out of work, though that might not be such a bad idea, then they could join the countless millions in this country who find themselves unemployed. They might find some comfort in giving fashion advice to the homeless; you know, the correct color scheme to wear when panhandling, or a particular power ensemble to dress in while sleeping in the subway â€“ interchangeable of course depending if one is sleeping uptown or down.