Monday, December 11, 2006

Jeff Greenfield: Everyone Wears a Tie But Barack Obama and Iranian Prez

Huh? A guy name Jeff Greenfeld ("Senior Analyst") just did a piece on The Situation Room about Barack Obama, and his clothes. Fine. No problem up to that. He points out his common white shirt, dark blazer (undone), and no-tie look, what it means (um, something about casual and ready to "get things done")and then runs down the clothing styles of other past presidents.

Then he tooks a truly, Glenn-Beck-ian bizarre turn.
But with the case of Obama, may be walking around with a sartorial time bomb. Ask yourself: Is there any other major public figure who dresses the way he does? Why, yes, it's Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who, unlike most of his predecessors, seems to have skipped through enough copies of GQ to find the jacket and no-tie look agreeable. And maybe that's not the comparison a possible presidential contender wants to evoke.

Now, it's one thing to have a last name that sounds like "Osama" and a middle name, "Hussein," that is probably less than helpful. But an outfit that reminds people of a charter member of the Axis of Evil? Why, this could leave his presidential hopes hanging by a thread. Or should I say "threads?"
How weird is that?

What's yer problem, JEFF? Do you think you're funny? Is that that great right-wing humor I've heard about? ("Nope, no WMDs under there.")

Barack Obama (in his Holocaust-denial outfit):

Jeff Greenfield:

Do you really want to start playing the "who does HE look like" game?

Update: Josh Marshall saw this one, too, and calls is "really, really weird."

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