August 30, 2014
A new frontier. The President has crossed into Sartorial No Person’s Land, formerly known as Sartorial No Man’s Land. And is getting a tsk-tsk judgement usually reserved for female politicians.
Last Thursday, the President addressed the threat of ISIS and possible US military action in Syria, one of the most pressing political issues of 2014. How did major news outlets, the Twitterverse and blogosphere respond?
They went TMZ over the color of the Commander-in-Chief’s suit...TAUPE! You’d think he abused the dignity of the office by wearing a Mickey Mouse Disneyland costume or T-shirt and shorts. I can see it now at the next televised political debate. Commentary swirling around male senators’ dyed hair, hair style, designer suits, trouser length, weight, and how well they look “for their age”.
When he said, “Yes we can,” Mr. Obama apparently wasn’t talking about wearing a taupe-colored suit.
I leave it to you, dear readers, to consider the fact that we've officially entered the TMZ age of news coverage, when taupe trumps turmoil in the Middle East.
Photo courtesy The Telegraph,one of whose readers tweeted, "I'm praying someone in the press corp will yell out 'who are you wearing?'" during the coverage.