2006/02/08

Couture of Corruption

To be sure, the Abramoff affair tears at the very fabric of our republic, but I want to bring to your attention an even bigger scandal.

Let's face it, our founding fathers were snappy dressers. George Washington? Alexander Hamilton (at right)? Veritable fashion plates. But in comparison Abramoff's corrupt conspirators are schlubs; red-staters unfit for the red-carpet; the worst examples of a Couture of Corruption.
Ney: Yellow tie with a grey suit that looks like it came from The Men's Warehouse. Bob, are you insane?
Pombo: A man who normally can't be found in a suit, much less a fashionable one, is seen here in stripes that manage to make even his face look fat.
Delay: Here's Tom doing his imitation of a supermodel...with jaundice.
Then there's Ralph Reed. Fashionable suit by Hugo Boss--cowboy boots by...ahh who the f*ck cares. It still looks like sh*t.
And let's not forget Speaker Hastert, a man with ties so boring that his staff members have been diagnosed with narcolepsy. Denny...lose the tie, and the glasses. This isn't 1973.
And finally Jack. Black Jack...Fat Black Jack, the only man for whom black is not slimming. Perhaps he'll look better in stripes.

19 Comments:

Excellent point my friend. We need to get some younger blood in there (me?) with an eye for some fasionable tastes.
I am so glad that someone is finally addressing this issue. Christ! These guys need some very serious sartorial help. Maybe they can get on the new show I've been hearing about: "Ex-Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."
Clearly Ralph shops at Wingnut Warehouse.

Couture of Corruption! I love you, Kvatch! I picture Stacy from "What Not To Wear" ambushing Jack Black. "What? I'm fugging cumftable."

Valentine's Day is coming up, Chicago.
I picture Stacy from "What Not To Wear" ambushing Jack Black. "What? I'm fugging cumftable."

Damn, I didn't even think of that! Wonder if we could get Go Fug Yourself to pick this up?

Where's fashiongirl when you need her?! Anybody want to volunteer to in her stead?
Let's not EVEN forget about the side-part helmet head of hair, with the exeption of Pombo, who looks like a Guido from The Jerz.

What is UP with that???
Volunteer what, frog? To ride your couture coat tails and milk this idea? I would if I were still your employee. But alas, I am emboldened with self determination and shall silence the frog on my back.

You wanted out, FrogJudas!
You will go the way of Ken Lay!

Perpjumping!
Volunteer what, frog? To ride your couture coat tails and milk this idea?

Huh? I was just referring to your "What am I fugging," comment. :-) It'd be sorta unseemly for me to hit up "Go Fug Yourself" for a link on my own. (Oh who am I kidding, I do that with Salon all the time! What a frog-o-crit, I am.)

Mags: Look sort of like televangelists don't they? Well except for Reed (ain't that ironic). TV preachers don't wear black.
A frog-o-crit! And a fashionista! (fashionisto?) Oh, behave!
Lipstick doesn't do too much for a pig, and neither does Brooks Bros.
Say, are you advocating a retreat to tights for men and wigs all around?
Stripes indeed! Let's help them out in that department.
No comments for generik?
Say, are you advocating a retreat to tights for men and wigs all around?

Absolutely! Waist-coats with that wonderful flair that hides how flabby our hips have become. :-) I mean look at Black Jack...the man's got that belt cinched under his stomach for god sake--looks like a sausage. Arrggghhh! Stripes it is!
Abramoff quite appropriately dressed like a Mafioso the day he pleaded guilty. Or perhaps his idea of a movie crime boss--hat and Godfather overcoat and all. And you have to wonder why someone didn't stop him from doing that...saying, "Jack, Jack, you can't go out looking like a refugee from one of the New York crime families."

And the next day, he came out in a suit and tie and wearing on his head...a BASEBALL CAP. It was ridiculous. Only thing I could figure, he was trying to establish that he was insane.
I swear..with god as my witness..Tommy boy DeLay gets Botox injections..thats just sick ain't it?

I am sure he uses some of that PAC money for them...why spend your own cash when nimrods contribute willingly?
I live here in the Ozarks and high fashion around here is a new pair of bib overalls with a Carhart jacket and a pair of insulated boots. But from this corner of Missouri I know we are sending more than enough money to these right wing yayhoos that they can dress better than we do when we're slopping the pigs.

I wonder if Frist got anything worth while when he spent $500 on shoes not that long ago.

Apparently, Sen. Frist today went to purchase some shoes at a downtown DC shoe shack by the name of Allen-Edmonds, where he dropped more than five hundred bucks on two pairs of shoes.
I still have,, in my closet, three Brooks Brothers suits, with vests, from the late 1970s which I wore in Washington DC when I worked on the Hill. I still have the wide, colorful ties I matched them to, and I must tell you, I looked damn good back then. Imagine Glen Plaid gray suit and vest, with green and purple flowery wide tie (and I mean WIDE) against a light blue shirt with French cuffs (silver or gold cufflinks) with black socks and brown shoes. I might have even worn a belt AND suspenders at the same time to complete that awesome image. To make matters worse I was a flaming progressive, even socialistic democrat who had no idea anyone might be laughing at my attire. So give these poor right-wing hicks a break, they have enough going against them without our attacking their haberdashery. It is, perhaps, the one area I have some tiny, eeny-weeny bit of sympathy for them, albeit a grudging sympathy. One thng we can say is that as they are run out of town on a rail, they will look pretty bad, on top of everything else.
"where he dropped more than five hundred bucks on two pairs of shoes."
Rich, dear, you MUST live in the sticks!!!! Holy shit!
Where is your sense of proportion? There are few people on the Hill that are not multi millionaires. I could buy a car for what they spend on beauty treatments. (hello, ninety dollar haircuts??) Even the interns wear expensive clothing and come from comfortable if not rich families. There are women on my street that have shoes more expensive than what you describe, and business men spend a lot more sometimes on shoes! I mean regular people, that commute into NY. Ladies Coach bag? $400. And every suburban mommy's got one. Dooney and Bourke? A few hundred. Go to a soccer game and see them strewn about. Do you have any idea how many toddlers are wearing fifty dollar sneakers?

I'm just saying that one needs to have a sense of money proportion when fifth graders are wearing fifty dollar jeans from the Gap. Americans spend TONS on this crap! Now consider powerful leaders, on tv, with image consultants!

A powerful man that spends that on his shoes goes up a notch in my respect book!

Love you anyway Rich, but you get a noogie.
Sen. Frist today went to purchase some shoes at a downtown DC shoe shack by the name of Allen-Edmonds, where he dropped more than five hundred bucks on two pairs of shoes.

OK, slightly off topic, but I often pay (sometimes quite a bit) for good shoes. It goes back to an opinion of my grandfrog. He was not a rich frog but always wore sturdy, well-made, fairly expensive shoes. He used to say that there was one part of your body takes a beating every day, and that was your feet.

Doctor's have reinforced this to me over the years. The consensus of physicians seems to be that there are two areas of your body where you should never skimp, your feet and your teeth.

Just thinking out loud.
I swear..with god as my witness..Tommy boy DeLay gets Botox injections..thats just sick ain't it?.

Dusty, check the eyebrows. If they don't move when he talks, it a lock he's using Botox.

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