The environment is good! So are jobs! And despite what Republicans say, the don’t have to be at odds with one another! We know. We all read Van Jones’s book. Also, you said so in your speech. Which was very good. And which more people probably would have listened to if they weren’t so freaking distracted by this:
Illustrating the point with a green hardhat might have been taking it just one step too far.
OMG, Rebecca! Look at you!
Here you are, at a meeting, and you’re not wearing a t-shirt, a sweatshirt, or a baseball cap.
In fact, you’re dressed completely appropriately for the occasion and look really good. Let’s try to make a habit of this!
I am curious what the rationale behind this outfit was.
Did he think that the Committee would be more intimidated by his loud promises to come back and yell at them until he got arrested if he looked like a hoodlum? If so, I think he could have tried a little harder. I do not find this presentation particularly threatening.
He looks like he’s on his way to a picnic.
I love Barbara Parker, the Council’s stern parlimentarian. Sanjiv Honda is always saying all sorts of mean things about her, but I think she’s awesome, always telling the Council they can’t do this or can’t do that cause it’s illegal or against the rules and sounding so smart while she does it.
But I do not adore this jacket. It kind of gives me a headache, actually.
Yes, Rebecca, we all love Obama.
But there are other ways to demonstrate your enthusiasm. Like with a pin.
I don’t get it. Are these sunglasses? I thought it was maybe some weird thing with the light, but nobody else’s glasses that day looked dark like this at all.
It really is not that bright in Chambers.
You know, Rules Committee can be really boring. Sometimes, when I am watching it, I wish that someone would call me so I could talk to them instead of listening to the meeting. So I can sympathize with why Larry Reid would want to keep wearing his bluetooth earpiece the whole time. I am sure any number of people could call him and what they had to say would be about a million times more interesting than whatever is going at City Hall.
But it is, like, you know, his job and everything to sit there and listen. And the meeting really is not that long. Keeping that thing on the whole time really does just seem kind of rude.
Pat Kernighan is really well dressed. Like, she actually looks really good almost all the time. As opposed to most of the Council who for the most part do a decent job avoiding looking ridiculous, but you would almost never look at them and think, like, “Oh, that outfit is really nice.”
But with Pat, not only are her outfits nice enough to be actually noteworthy probably at least half the time, it is also nearly impossible to catch her looking bad. I can only think of one time, when I saw her at a community meeting and she was wearing this like, truly hideous plaid jacket or something. And pants that clashed with it and a really ugly belt too. It was a while ago, so I can’t remember all the details of the outfit, but it was like, bad enough to notice it across the room. I talked to her for a while that night and spent the entire time trying to figure out a way I could snap a picture of her with my cell phone without her noticing. Or concoct some excuse to get her to pose for a photo that didn’t sound totally stupid. But she left before I could finalize my scheme.
So as far as I can tell, this is pretty much the worst Pat has looked at any meeting over the last year.
As usual, the jacket and shirt are quite nice. But that is one astoundingly ugly pin.
When she stood up, you could see that this was actually a pretty cute dress.
But it is a City Council meeting, Jean. Not a garden party. Put on some sleeves.
What compels Desley Brooks to wear a ginormous, sparkly disco ball around her neck all the time?
I’m sure the necklace does a great job catching the light at the club. But I find it really distracting during Council meetings.
Thank you so much, Rebecca, for stopping by to chair the Committee meeting before you took off on your afternoon jog.
What is the story with this, Darrel? I admit, you look very sharp. But…
It is just not anywhere close to cold enough in Hearing Room 1 to justify a scarf, hat, and overcoat.