The Vice Squad
Last night’s debate offered one more chronicle of the political world’s baby steps towards stylish behavior. No, we’re not talking about Palin’s winks or Biden’s party-appropriate powder blue tie.
We’re talking about those chalk stripes.
Biden risked looking like a banker—a particularly dangerous move these days—and did the sartorial thing. We knew he was a well-dressed gentleman, but we’re impressed he had the clout to pull this one off. What’s next, a gray suit? Obama may be the first candidate who’s one-button suit material, and it’s nice to know he’s got someone adventurous to back him up.
Based on this picture, it looks like someone else is taking notice too.
- — Russell Brandom