Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Lying, the Rich, and the Wardrobe


I'm not one to deny that political theater is called that for a reason; everyone knows that politics is largely show, and what you say isn't half as important as how you say it.

Hence, the interesting and by-no-means accidental location and fashion choices for today's big GOP "Pledge to America" announcement. The fact that the Republican elite chose to hold their event at a small lumber business in Sterling, Virginia -- Patton Oswalt's hometown, by the way -- isn't a surprise given that they're trying to project an image that takes the whole "elite" thing out of the equation. But that they went so far as to all dress in conspicuously humble, understated Gap and J. Crew wear -- oxford shirts with no ties, khaki pants, Dress Barn-style blouses, as if to say that the hurricane of change coming from the tea bagger uprising literally blew the $2,500 dollar suits off their backs -- was really worth a good chuckle.

It honestly screamed, "See, we're just like you and nothing like that pretentious coastal asshole in the White House."

It also screamed, "We're sorry!"

9 comments:

Mark Joyella said...

Chez,

Is there anything less truly casual than a pressed button down oxford cloth shirt with only the top button unbuttoned? If your "dressed down" shirt doesn't expose anything--not even a hint of a working man's neck--well you might as well wear the tie, because my brain's superimposing one into that space anyway.

Mark

Anonymous said...

Why is that guy licking his lips in the back?

Creepy.

Tuba Terry said...

I consider myself well-informed, but I don't understand the "We're sorry!" comment at all... Then again, I always was a little slow on the uptake...

Brian H said...

Pretty much what Anonymous said.

Anonymous said...

The guy in the back looks like he's choking on his tongue. A kind of Republican message from God

Alanna said...

The least they could have done was throw on a Theory button down, so I could at least see their nipple outlines.

Ref said...

Fucking "SORRY" is right! A pack of sorry sacks of shit they are.

Bill Orvis White said...

The Honorable Speaker-in-Waiting Representative John Boehner is just another He-Man with a strong barrel chest, broad shoulders, healthy tan and authoritative voice fighting the Godless liberals to the death.
The war against big gov't spending, weak militarism, taxism, anti-businessism, debaucheryism has just begun my secular progressive friends. Hello you McFlys: You're taxe$ will be going down next year with these honorable men in charge. Why don't you want lower taxe$? What's wrong with you? I love this new Pledge. It's like nothing that I ever heard before. This Pledge will bring us back to a more positive time when it was Morning in America whereby we respected the Lord Almighty while bringing tax rates to its lowest levels ever. Do you remember those days, Chez? We had the longest period of economic expansion under the Honorable Ronald Wilson Reagan. WE WILL RETURN TO THOSE DAYS WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!
Amen,
Bill

namron said...

Maybe someone should consult Hamas and sub-contract some suicide bombers. (Hey FBI, I am pretty easy to find. Just another citizen considering my Second Amendment solutions.)