What is it with Democrats? Thanks to The Daily Caller (4/26/2013), I just learned that Missouri state senator Ryan McKenna has submitted a handwritten (how quaint) amendment to a higher education bill which would ban Missourians over the age of 8 from wearing seersucker suits. Seersucker. Seriously. What business is it of the government to ban a type of fabric? Who does Ryan McKenna think he is, Senator Patty Murray from Washington State perhaps? (Ann Coulter once devoted an entire column to her called the “Stupidest Woman in America.”)
Now for whose lacking textile expertise seersucker is staple of the Southern wardrobe. It is generally made in two colors by a slack-tension weave, i.e. the stripes of one color are woven slackly, while those of the other color are woven tightly (the variables are endless, for example only one color might be used). When removed from the loom some of the warp (lengthwise) yarns crinkle while others do not due to the tension they received in the weaving. It is a low profit, high cost fabric due to the slow weaving process. This thin, cotton fabric is ideal for spring and summer wear. It is easily confused with pelisse fabric which is created by a chemical, not a woven method, but looks very similar. Both men and women wear seersucker.
It seems according to McKenna that about half of the Missouri state senate wear seersucker suits and not infrequently wear them on Wednesday due to some coordinated effort. According to McKenna children are cute wearing the crinkly fabric while adults look ridiculous, hence his efforts to ban it. He now has claimed that it was not ‘germaine” (sic) to the bill on higher education and was done as a joke. A “joke?” If this is a joke it is one that only little boys under the age of 8 would find funny.
How did this lame brain get elected to anything? Well, I checked his website and his biography explains it all. His father and his grandfather were both elected to the Massachusetts Missouri legislature. His biography also explains that he has a degree in education (everywhere the easiest possible subject to study, for example Patty Murray studied education) at a Missouri university where, if he took English composition he didn’t learn very much. Not only is his biography grammatically incorrect, but we are now at the end of April 2013 and his “goals for the 2010 legislative session” are included so it clearly hasn’t been updated in a while.
McKenna may think that adults look ridiculous in seersucker, but to my way of thinking Democrats look ridiculous, perhaps not for what they wear but for what they do and say. While I oppose banning Democrats, the voters ought to ban voting for someone so completely silly as to wish to ban seersucker. The last time I checked state legislatures were elected to deal with real problems, not issues of style. Now excuse me, it is time to get out my summer wardrobe – I think I’ll wear a seersucker suit this week.