Sweater Vests

So, I know this is old news, but Rick Santorum is trying to ruin sweater vests. Oh sure, he’d say he’s just wearing them, sometimes. I’m sure he thinks he’s conveying a certain downhomieness, and campaigning in Iowa and New Hampshire in winter, it makes sense to wear them. And who knows, he may genuinely like wearing them. But since they’re still fairly uncommon, if he goes far in the presidential nominating process, sweater vests may be associated with him. And that’s pretty terrible for those of us who wear them but don’t share his dipshit politics.

I am wearing one right now. I wear either a sweater vest or a sweater to work for most of the winter here in Seattle. Whoever the GOP nominates will be horrible on policy, but hopefully whoever they nominate doesn’t do to the sweater vest what Tucker Carlson did to bow ties.


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    Speaking of candidate fashion statements, have you noticed that the wear pattern on Mitt’s down-homey jeans is greatest in the area of the buttocks.

    Who let the dogs out? Wasn’t Mitt. He was seated.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    There’s a simple solution to your problem, Carl. Just take your sweater vest to a local silk-screen shop and have them print on it, “I’m not Rick Santorum.” To make doubly sure, wear a fake beard and mustache — that’ll also keep any militant liberals from recognizing you and tracking you to your home.

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    Zotz sez: Disgruntled liberals rule. spews:

    @6: LOL!

    I’m a sweater vest fan myself. I think a big button with “I’m NOT Rick Santorum” would be good instead.

    Then you can still wear the sweater after the Santorum is cleaned up.

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    Steve spews:

    Sigh! Republicans. When they invited the far-right extremists to emerge from the backwaters of society where they fucking belong and took them into their GOP tent and threw red meat at them, did they not have a single fucking clue that there’d be no fucking way that they could control them? It’s looking like they actually had no clue at all. They were probably blinded by their insatiable desire to rule America by any means possible and now it’s biting them in the ass. Way to go, assholes.

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    Pete spews:

    @5 Meaning the late senator/presidential candidate from Illinois. No physical resemblance to the songwriter. At all.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 Yeah, it’s gonna be fun to watch the Teahadists shove Gnoot down the eastern GOP establishment’s throats.