Assumption of Command

25 July 2005

Even the Fashion Police are Biased

Remember this Scene:

This is Supreme Court Nominee Roberts' family at the formal announcement of his nomination by President Bush.

It seems the Media Fashion Police at the Washington Post do not like what they saw:

An Image A Little Too Carefully Coordinated
It has been a long time since so much syrupy nostalgia has been in evidence at the White House. But Tuesday night, when President Bush announced his choice for the next associate justice of the Supreme Court, it was hard not to marvel at the 1950s-style tableau vivant that was John Roberts and his family.

There they were -- John, Jane, Josie and Jack -- standing with the president and before the entire country. The nominee was in a sober suit with the expected white shirt and red tie. His wife and children stood before the cameras, groomed and glossy in pastel hues -- like a trio of Easter eggs, a handful of Jelly Bellies, three little Necco wafers. There was tow-headed Jack -- having freed himself from the controlling grip of his mother -- enjoying a moment in the spotlight dressed in a seersucker suit with short pants and saddle shoes. His sister, Josie, was half-hidden behind her mother's skirt. Her blond pageboy glistened. And she was wearing a yellow dress with a crisp white collar, lace-trimmed anklets and black patent-leather Mary Janes.
And through their clothes choices, the parents have created the kind of honeyed faultlessness that jams mailboxes every December when personalized Christmas cards arrive bringing greetings "to you and yours" from the Blake family or the Joneses. Everyone looks freshly scrubbed and adorable, just like they have stepped from a Currier & Ives landscape.
YEEECH! that isn't very nice at all.

Today as I was checking out RightWingSparkle's site. I found this picture taken at last years Democratic National Convention:

I guess it was perfectly acceptable for Senator Edwards' family to wear, to my untrained eye, what looks like nearly the exact same thing on big a stage. Even the Fashion Police are Biased.

Now if you want Non-bias (they make fun of everyone) Fashion Police, check out Go Fug Yourself, you might get a laugh while you are there!

Update: Does it strike anybody funny that a big, bad, American Soldier has something to say about this? Well... Ahhh... um... it does seem weird doesn't it! :) I guess I am just a bit weird.