Manolo at the Politics Central

Manolo says, the Manolo he has been asked by his internet friends at the Politics Central they have asked him to contribute the pieces to their site.

Here, then, is the first of the Manolo’s efforts.

Manolo says, the Manolo writing at the Politics Central? Ayyyyyyyy! The Manolo has the politics? Who could suspect such the thing! He seemed so nice!

Do not worry, the Manolo he has become neither the right winged nut, nor the leftist bat of the moon, and indeed his legendary indifference to the normal flow of the politics it has remained unshaken.

Or, rather, perhaps it is better to say, that his personal politics, which may best be described as the Politics of the Super Fantastic, they have remained unchanged.

In the stead, the Manolo’s friends at the Politics Central they have asked the Manolo to regularly comment upon the intersection of the fashion and the politics, not expound upon his own peculiar political beliefs.

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9 Responses to “Manolo at the Politics Central”

  1. Victor August 25, 2006 at 12:47 pm #

    That, sir, is fantastic. I’ve always wondered what your take on political fashion would be. I cannot wait for the first Condoleeza Rice vs Barbara Boxer showdown!

  2. jj August 25, 2006 at 5:18 pm #

    It is worth noting that the Marie Claire this month has a spread on beltway fashion.

  3. Melissa August 25, 2006 at 5:49 pm #

    Love it! If you can influence politicians to dress better, Manolo, it would be worthy of the prize of the Nobel. :) (Seriously. I live in DC. I know these things.)

  4. Gina August 25, 2006 at 8:04 pm #

    A few weeks ago, I saw mention that Alexander Haig (he must be over 80 by now?) would be appearing on some sort of news show. No kidding, I thought to myself, “I wonder if Manolo will happen to catch this and if there will be a good enough view to assess his attire.” I recall that, back when he was secretary of state, Haig’s suits fit perfectly and he had some excellent shoes.

  5. Anonymous August 25, 2006 at 8:12 pm #

    You have forgotten the seventh Earl of Cardigan, who had an infamously bad career as an aristocrat and military officer, but who had several strange chance encounters with the fashion world thanks to the Battle of Balaclava. He invented the cardigan, and other troops at the battle invented the balaclava.

  6. Deborah August 27, 2006 at 4:56 am #

    Manolo, your article was brilliant as usual. I look forward to more. It may be the only political column worth reading. It will certainly be the most intelligent.

  7. Dani August 27, 2006 at 1:53 pm #

    Victor, you must be referring to Condoleeza Rice’s photo while wearing high-heeled black boots, dress and matching flyaway ankle-length coat. I think the soldiers had to salute to keep from whistling- those boots really were made for walkin’.

  8. Victor August 27, 2006 at 6:51 pm #

    Dani, that is one among many of Ms. Rice’s outfits that make her one of Washington’s best-dressed women. But man oh Manischewitz, did it make people stand up!

    And Melissa, I feel your pain. I, too, work in Washington, just 2 blocks from the White House. May I ask: It seems flip-flops have been slowly fading out and are being replaced by heels, especially slingbacks (at least in my corner of DC). Have you noticed a trend, also, or am I just dreaming?

  9. Ninjarina August 29, 2006 at 5:25 am #

    Manolo, you are wonderful. As a former politics student (I got my BA, yay!), I have seen my share of smart, yet poorly dressed politics/law professors and students, lawyers, and politicians. So many of them would benefit from the joy of superfantastic suits and shoes. Just b/c we work in a joyless, soul-sucking profession doesn’t mean we don’t deserve to look good.