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WaPo Prints 700-Word Article Attacking Paul Ryan's Suit
NewsBusters.org ^ | August 15, 2012 | Matthew Sheffield

Posted on 08/15/2012 2:30:24 PM PDT by Kaslin

Self-absorbed New York Times columnist David Brooks is famous for his insipid belief that Barack Obama's pant crease meant that he'd be "a very good president," now it looks as though the Washington Post has decided to join him in sartorial absurdity by dispatching reporter Katherine Boyle to write a 700-word piece pondering the meaning of Paul Ryan's suit size.

Is this the beginning of a desperate attempt to Palinize the new GOP vice presidential nominee? It's too soon to tell but whatever the case, it is truly amazing to see Boyle ponder the larger significance of the suit that Ryan wore when GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney introduced him to voters last Saturday.

Boyle clearly spent a lot of time on this, interviewing several different people on the very important question of "How could a fitness buff with 6 to 8 percent body fat wear a suit that looked two sizes too big?"

But Ryan (Wis.) appeared rumpled, slightly sloppy for a vice-presidential candidate. As if he’d flown in hours before and mistakenly picked up someone else’s suitcase. His pants sagged at his ankles. His starched, white shirt bunched at his stomach. His dark jacket drooped, better suited for a man of the cloth than a man on a presidential ticket.

Ryan, a high-ranking House Republican, known as a stickler for numbers and a devotee of hard-core workouts, seemed oddly unconcerned about the clothes he wore during the most important announcement of his political career. How could a fitness buff with 6 to 8 percent body fat wear a suit that looked two sizes too big?

“Paul Ryan looked like what he is: a rumpled, think-tank policy wonk sort of guy,” said Christine K. Jahnke, president of Positive Communications, a Washington-based media and image-consultant company (her hundreds of clients have included The Washington Post). “I don’t think that will change as the campaign goes on. If he clicks it up too much, both he and Romney will have the distant CEO-Wall Street look.”

Perhaps his raw, slightly unkempt suit balances out Romney’s snazzier, controlled appearance. Ryan’s Midwestern sensibilities and baggy pants may appeal to swing voters who think cuff links are wasteful expenditures. The man believes in trimming budgets, not pant legs.

There's even more to Boyle's critical investigation, including an obligatory Palin mention:

In Ryan’s case, styling himself as a baggy-suited newcomer aligned with the party’s conservatives may be a wise strategy for the campaign. And it may steer Ryan away from the disaster that accompanied Sarah Palin’s 2008 wardrobe scandal, when financial disclosure records revealed that the Republican National Committee spent more than $150,000 on her clothing — which occurred after Lisa A. Kline was hired to handle Palin’s campaign makeover.

Perhaps that's true. Or maybe a suit is just a suit.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: idiots; lies; mainstreammedia; washingtoncompost

1 posted on 08/15/2012 2:30:32 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Well when they know they can't run on Obama/Biden’s record or ideas, all the Democrat propaganda bots are left with is these sorts of childish attempts at diversion.
2 posted on 08/15/2012 2:35:19 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Kaslin
Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was...


3 posted on 08/15/2012 2:37:13 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Kaslin
I smile when I read idiotic drivel such as this from left-wingers because, not only is the subject about as trivial as you can get but it clearly demonstrates the complete lack of substance in the Obama campaign. Paul Ryan is a fit 42-year old, articulate and energetic, and his suit is an issue? Considering that David Brooks opined that Obama would make a good president because he had a sharp crease in his pants, I'm not surprised.
4 posted on 08/15/2012 2:38:10 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: Kaslin

I remember seeing Al Gore on TV once when he was Vice President (maybe the time he had a “debate” with Perot) wearing a shirt with creases in it that made it obvious it had just been taken out of the package. I doubt anyone wrote a 700-word article about it.


5 posted on 08/15/2012 2:45:19 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SparkyBass

Poor Choice! It’s Elvis’s DEATH WEEK.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 2:50:55 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Kaslin
An attempt at politics of personal destruction so absurd that it becomes a joke in no time flat....
7 posted on 08/15/2012 2:55:00 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Kaslin

Barry is an empty suit, something that is more evident every day.

Why no media coverage on that fact?

The absolute silence on that topic is like the synapses in

Slow-Joe’s poor head.


8 posted on 08/15/2012 2:56:59 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (On November 6, 2012 "I Built It'...Obama's defeat)
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To: Kaslin

I guess she did not see the shirt 0bama had on in IA yesterday or Monday. It had to be 2 sizes too big. I think he borrowed it from a staffer to try to look more “casual”.


9 posted on 08/15/2012 2:58:26 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Verginius Rufus

I think if anyone had approached George Washington about his attire....he would have started laughing and probably had a good long ten-minute laugh before stopping and just asking if attire had any advantages on the battlefield or in debate of democracy.


10 posted on 08/15/2012 3:07:04 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Kaslin

This is one article that make me glad we can only excerpt WACompost articles.


11 posted on 08/15/2012 3:12:49 PM PDT by CedarDave (Palin/Ryan -- both should have been at the top of the ticket and not play second fiddle to GOPe)
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To: Kaslin
i'll bet they're patting themselves on the back for that one...
12 posted on 08/15/2012 3:15:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NEMDF
It had to be 2 sizes too big.

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Did that shirt look to fit someone like Reggie Love? (on the left). Obama must miss that big fella something fierce


13 posted on 08/15/2012 3:22:09 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Kaslin
Some times 0bama dresses casual too. What's the big deal?

Family Portrait

14 posted on 08/15/2012 3:38:14 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Kaslin
David Brooks... isn't he the heterophobe who had an orgasm over the crease in Ubama's pants?
15 posted on 08/15/2012 4:03:36 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Covenantor

Two half wits posing, pretending they actually know what they are looking at. Book? Ipad? Their crotches?

Flush! Get rid of the Kenyan and Mochie Nov6th

16 posted on 08/15/2012 4:06:13 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: dennisw

SHORT SOX???? What man wears SHORT SOX with a SUIT!!! What a LOSER!!!! Really, knee high black sox are the ONLY suitable sox for men in dark suits.


17 posted on 08/15/2012 4:09:30 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Kaslin

Say what you will, but that suit was too big though not 700 words too big.


18 posted on 08/15/2012 4:34:08 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Kaslin

You don’t have to be gay to write 700 words about a VP candidate’s suit....but it helps....


19 posted on 08/15/2012 5:33:41 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Kaslin

I guess if the press can’t find real stories like bullets being distributed to Social Security offices around the country - and dry runs practicing shooting seniors who can’t get their checks ( a dry run was done in Florida) then they might as well write about Ryan not being as obsessed as a gay guy would be with ‘his look’...

Journalists are sooooooo shallow ... so creepy...


20 posted on 08/15/2012 5:45:18 PM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: Kaslin

Over-sized suits are racist.


21 posted on 08/15/2012 6:12:42 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: Kaslin

” Is this the beginning of a desperate attempt to Palinize the new GOP vice presidential nominee? “

No. This is the beginning of conservativers escorting loud-mouth liberals through closed doors. This is the start of shutting up liberals by dumping heavy file cabinets on them while they’re bleeding on the ground. This is the opening chapter where conservatives finally realize that the one certain way to stop a liberal from interferring with what you want to say is a big, fat kick in the nuts.

Good morning, grasshoppers. Lesson No. 2 starts at noon.


22 posted on 08/15/2012 6:35:27 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: GOPJ

( a dry run was done in Florida)

linky?


23 posted on 08/15/2012 6:47:15 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: mo; Liz; marktwain; sickoflibs; Fred Nerks

http://www.infowars.com/social-security-administration-to-purchase-174-thousand-rounds-of-hollow-point-bullets/

from the link:

....the Department of Homeland Security ran a drill called Operation Shield which included turning the entrance of a Florida Social Security office into a checkpoint manned by Federal Protective Service officers armed with semiautomatic rifles.

“With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications. And other officers, some with K-9s, sifted through the building,” reported the Daily Commercial.


24 posted on 08/15/2012 7:11:07 PM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: Kaslin

Wearing a suit a size or two too large is much less egregiously offensive as being an empty suit like Bork Obunga! ;)


25 posted on 08/15/2012 8:03:25 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: sergeantdave

I like!!!


26 posted on 08/15/2012 8:36:01 PM PDT by gogeo (I didn't leave the Republcan Party, it left me.)
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To: Kaslin

Actually, this is a good sign if the only ad-homs the Liberal Swine can come up with are critiques of Ryan’s clothing.

It means the liberal MSM simply doesn’t have any better stuff to throw at him.


27 posted on 08/15/2012 9:44:02 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: G Larry
You don’t have to be gay to write 700 words about a VP candidate’s suit....but it helps....

D Brooks is not gay we would have heard it by now. But he does want to keep his plush job at the NY Times so he churns out this kind of stuff that "resonates" with NY Times readers. Maureen Dowd caters to them even more shamelessly, She bashed Ryan two days ago. It was Brooks' turn yesterday

I do have lib friends (due to common interest in backyard gardening and fruit trees) and I can tell you they luxuriate in such NY Times columns. They think they are the height of cleverness and wit. They think Dowd and Brooks are really sticking it to them (Damn Republicans and Christian fascists!!!!!!!)

28 posted on 08/16/2012 1:10:00 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: dennisw
>”I do have lib friends”<

They are not your friends, they are your acquaintances.

Your Friends share your belief system and values. Those same “friends” would have no problem with the Government stealing the fruits and vegetables from your Garden to give to those they deem worthier than you.

I have Lib In-Laws. I talk to them only as a courtesy to my Wife. I am always pleasant, but there is a unspoken understanding of what I will and will not tolerate. Their Vote damages my Country and adversely affects my way of life and I make a point to never forget it. They know what is required to redeem themselves in my eyes. This November will either heal or damage whatever relationship I have with them. My understanding nature died the day they Voted for Obama. Ignorance is curable, Stupidity is forever.

29 posted on 08/16/2012 1:42:15 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: Kaslin
Biden, on the other hand...


30 posted on 08/16/2012 2:20:01 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I have worked with one guy in particular. I helped him put in a large irrigation for 300 fruit trees and he brought his chain saw to help me cut down and dispose of an irritating tree that was shading what I wanted to grow. When you exchange honest labor with someone it smooths over some differences.

Aside from that fluff I agree with you 80%. These libs can be stupid libs or vicious determined libs. They are out to destroy the America we treasure unwittingly or intentionally


31 posted on 08/16/2012 2:30:56 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: dennisw

If this is the same D Brooks of Clinton era fame....he is a flame.


32 posted on 08/16/2012 4:56:48 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: G Larry

No way can he be gay. Wikipedia sez>>>

“He and his wife live in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC”

So..... who knows? :)


33 posted on 08/16/2012 6:05:46 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: dennisw
Rereading my Post from late last night, I just want to let you know I'm not really a Grumpy Old Man as my words might imply. LOL

Besides, it's good that you know some Liberals who enjoy hard work. Too bad Obama can't inspire his followers to put in a hard days work like you can.

34 posted on 08/16/2012 8:36:52 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: GOPJ

http://www.infowars.com/social-security-administration-to-purchase-174-thousand-rounds-of-hollow-point-bullets/

from the link:

....the Department of Homeland Security ran a drill called Operation Shield which included turning the entrance of a Florida Social Security office into a checkpoint manned by Federal Protective Service officers armed with semiautomatic rifles.

“With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications. And other officers, some with K-9s, sifted through the building,” reported the Daily Commercial.


35 posted on 08/19/2012 3:24:48 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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