Fashion nonsense and other foibles of the cognoscenti

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Then we had Madam Speaker, adorned in a “celery-green skirt suit,” appropriate pastel friendliness; a green rose between two thorns? According to Ms. Wellington’s piece “Pops of muted colors were everywhere.” Barack Obama sporting an “ice-blue tie” and Hillary in “soft-pink shell with a charcoal gray suit.” Now, the ubiquitous experts in Ms. Wellington’s article orate thusly: “…the adoption of lighter colors could signify a desire to connect with a disenchanted public.” Say what? People are dying by the score in Iraq, New Orleans is “out of sight, out of mind” to the politicians, the economy is in the toilet and we’re all going to be saved by soft pastels? The only one with any cojones in the crowd was Laura Bush, she was “attired” 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 I’m not being very fair here; I’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 – aren’t they one and the same? – are wearing. Personally I don’t give a rat’s ass if they’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 fashionista’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 – interchangeable of course depending if one is sleeping uptown or down.

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