Dick Cheney does Auschwitz – dressed like a slob

Is Cheney an idiot, attending a formal ceremony honoring those murdered in Auschwitz, wearing a parka, hiking boots and a cheap knit ski cap embroidered with the words “Staff 101”? Answer: Yes.

This story is painfully funny and beautifully written by the WaPo’s fashion writer Robin Givhan, who doesn’t hold her punches: “The vice president, however, was dressed in the kind of attire one typically wears to operate a snow blower.” Read the whole thing – really.

Via Atrios, where you have to go to see this picture of Cheney.

The Discussion: 4 Comments

need to dress up to this charity function for tsunami victims tonight.

January 28, 2005 @ 3:38 pm | Comment

While I loath Cheney, is it possible he was justifiably concerned about his health to dress that way? I do not place much significance on this. It is just gossip column pulp. Richard, I am not unaware of the significance of this event for you, but Cheney can be and should criticised on much more substantial matters

January 28, 2005 @ 6:43 pm | Comment

I’ve criticized Cheney many times for much more critical matters. This is just an issue of common sense and sensitivity. Considering the soleminity of the occasion, should he have not found a way to wear a warm outfit that appeared more formal and serious? God knows, he’s rich enought to have 100 tailors.

Can you imagine if Bill Clinton had done this? Can you imagine??

January 28, 2005 @ 6:46 pm | Comment

The biggest wardrobe malfunction since Janet Jackson at superbowl!

January 29, 2005 @ 11:09 pm | Comment

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