FASHION SENSE….When I read (via Steve Benen) that President Bush had gotten annoyed at a fashion critique in the Austin American-Statesman, I knew there was only one thing to do. I had to go read it. Here are the offending paragraphs:
Bush has two distinct looks when he’s in Texas: the ranch-hand man and the crisp appearance of a ranch owner. In recent months, with his sliding popularity, he’s opted to look more like “Walker, Texas Ranger” than a sweaty, tough ranch hand.
“As he loses popularity, his image is more and more critical,” said Sara Canaday, an Austin-based communication and image consultant. “He’s being advised wisely. He’d better step it up. He wants to have this sort of bravado image when he’s on that ranch.”
If that’s the case, it’s unlikely we’ll see Bush with his 2002 Crawford photo-op accessories: aviator sunglasses, grungy, sweaty T-shirt, cowboy hat, light-colored jeans and Ford F-250.
Jeez, he got mad at that? Touchy, touchy. He’s lucky he’s not a Democrat.