Here’s an idea on this historic glorious/infamous day when our country inaugurates its new president: how about creating a national fashion police to enforce standards of dress? There would be no more pajamas in the classroom or on the airplane, and hoodies would be banned from anyone over 18 or with a net worth over $10 million.
And presidents would have to wear hats and gloves on Inauguration Day, out of tradition and as a show of respect for the office.
Nah, that would be too draconian and dictatorial. Americans love their freedom. Sometimes you just wish freedom didn’t look so sloppy.
Let us raise a toast tonight in remembrance of JFK, and send best wishes to our madras-loving preppy prez GHWB, who was admitted to the hospital a few days ago.
God bless America, God bless Ivy, and God bless people who can’t stand the phrase “God bless,” because they’re our fellow Americans, too. We can all at least agree that a blue oxford-cloth buttondown is a special thing indeed. — CC