By now you’ve probably heard about Big Guy’s Shoes For Industry plan. He wants it passed right now, because apparently things have gone critical since his return from Martha’s Vineyard.
Summoning up all of the Community Organizer skills honed over years on the South Side of Chicago, Big Guy turned into the attack dog for
every union man everyman last night. He bitterly assailed all the usual straw men, held forth a stream of proposals that have never worked in the past, demanded immediate action from the establishment, and called for the peeps to stand with him in his pursuit of justice for all. If only he’d borrowed Al Sharpton’s bullhorn, and blamed George W. Bush it would have been perfect.
His oratory, as usual, was eloquent. Speaking from the biggest bully pulpit of all, he sounded, well…like a preacher. And you all thought he was just day-dreaming while sitting in Reverend Wright’s pews for 20 years!
Butt, oh-oh! Even some of our lap dogs have started nipping at our heels:
The LA Times:
Citing the plight of millions of struggling Americans whose wishes for jobs Obama ignored for most of the 961 days he's been in office while chasing shinier healthcare and financial reforms, Obama said it was time that Congress stop blaming others. He said it was time members take responsibility for their inaction and halt their phony partisan games and political circus acts that pervade Washington culture.
Because the Americans Obama hasn't been listening to are really hurting now.
So given all that, I think you’ll understand why we’re going to stick to fashion analysis this morning.
Let’s start with the obvious: this is a country on the verge of a double dip recession – sometimes referred to as a depression. So we weren’t about to flaunt a new expensive designer frock on such an occasion. The handlers were adamant about that. So, out of solidarity with the millions of Americans who haven’t worked in months/years, Lady M recycled a little fuchsia number from the isle of misfits. Also, I would point out that fuchsia is in the mid-range of the red/blue spectrum.
So: what did we wear? Our lucky Maria Pinto designer dress from way back in the good old days, 2008.
Updated with a new boob belt. (note, that’s new boob belt, not new boob belt)
You have probably noticed over all these many months that Lady M favors all shades in the bipartisan royal purple zone:
Plus, royal purples are very flattering to her coloring, so there’s no surprise that she chose it for last night’s very important Big Guy Bipartisan speech on our incredible shrinking JOBS, Jobs, jobs situation.
Here’s something that isn’t shrinking however:
On the left we see Cripes Suzette’s annotated photo of the hot World Famous Fashion Icon and Busy Mom™ early in the reign of error. Right, Lady M in a redone, rehung, form fitting hot fuchsia
mess dress from last night’s Hugs for Thugs address.
So you see? The more things change, the more they really do remain the same.
Please note: this recycled Maria Pinto dress was not selected exclusively for it’s bipartisan color and excellent fit. It’s also a symbol of Lady M’s solidarity with all of the small businesses that have been shuttered due to the economic policies of George W. Bush that the R-words still refuse to ‘refudiate.’