Manolo at the Politics Central

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, the Manolo’s latest column for the Politics Central it is now available for your reading pleasure.

Here is the taste of what awaits.

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has asked the Manolo to comment upon the clothing of the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the koo-koo-nutty president of Iran.

Normally, the Manolo he does not care to think too much about the sartorial choices of such ridiculous and dangerous peoples, preferring in the stead to devote his precious thinking time to weightier matters, such as whether or not the loathsome Jeffrey will be one of the Project Runway final three, or if the Hasselhoff will ever again find the true love with the career chick of his dreams.

But, the Manolo he is nothing if not obliging to his internet friends, and so he will make the brief remarks.

Briefly and remarkably, the President of the Iran wears the same khaki windbreaker, wrinkled trousers, cheap oxford shirts, scruffy beard and wild eyes favored by the aging high school chemistry teachers everywhere.

You must go read the rest, as the Manolo discusses the clothing of the variety of dictators, including the fashion choices of this movie-star handsome tyrant…

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21 Responses to “Manolo at the Politics Central”




  1. Junlia Says:

    Excellent article, Monolo! I am, however, a smidge confused by the second to last paragraph. I think you meant to write “Mr. Qaddafi” but instead wrote “Mr. Ahmadinejad”…




  2. Junlia Says:

    Never mind. I just can’t read properly.




  3. Annalucia Says:

    The Annalucia she will definitely give the points to the Moammar Qaddafi, at least compared to the other men whose fashion choices are so deftly skewered by the Manolo. She thinks, however, that the Mr. Q., as he ages, had better be careful about his taste in flowing robes. Not long ago the Annalucia saw a photo of him in lavender robe and matching pillbox hat; this look, it said, “Palm Beach divorcee,” and she did not know what to make of that.




  4. eowyn_2 Says:

    I think that the Manolo is lucky he keeps his identity a secret so the jihad-machine does not place a price on his head for mocking the Iranian present. Of course, those within the jihad-machine probably are proud of poor fashion sense.

    All the same, it might be wise to make the acquaintence of Mr. Rushdie with the hopes of obtaining the location of some safe-houses.




  5. Phyllis Says:

    How could South America have been left out from Manolo’s astute analysis? No nod at all to Eva Peron?




  6. Phyllis Says:

    No mention of women….what about Golda Meir? Indira Ghandi? Eva Peron? Nancy Regan?




  7. Fausta Says:

    The resident chemist here at casa de Fausta might not like the comparison!




  8. Annalucia Says:

    “No mention of women….what about Golda Meir? Indira Ghandi? Eva Peron? Nancy Regan?”

    With the possible exception of the Mrs. Gandhi, these ladies were not dictators, and thus are outside the purview of the Manolo’s article.




  9. Fausta Says:

    Come to think of it, the robes of the Mu’amar remind me of the capes of the Walter




  10. Jane Dark Says:

    So DOES the Manolo think that the loathsome Jeffrey will make the final three? Anxious minds want to know…




  11. Fred the Fourth Says:

    NOOooo! It’s Thursday Morning! I must know, RIGHT NOW, the Manolo’s inimitable opinions about the Challenge of the Couture Gown! I hope the Manolo, he is not *avoiding* the issue, is he?

    Please?




  12. Cristiane Says:

    You forgot one dictator, lovely Hugo Chaves.
    But, I must to say, you the Manolo are superfantastic!!!!
    Hilarious!!!!




  13. Dani Says:

    “Shut up and sit down, Chad, we’re not done discussing how the international Zionist cabal is controlling the lunch room.”

    Priceless, absolutely priceless.




  14. Ninjarina Says:

    Brilliant as usual Manolo!




  15. gemdiva Says:

    Oh, Manolo, you are not only a GOD, but a superfantastic GOD! Such wit, such taste, such class, such excellent spelling of the weird dictatory names. The GemDiva she is overcome with the admiration.




  16. Virginia Says:

    Reminds me of the great Saturday Night Live parody back in the early days of designer jeans: “The Qaddafi Look” (but back in the 70s we spelled it with a K or sometimes a G), a takeoff on “The Jordache Look.”




  17. bienchen Says:

    Qaddafi is my favorite dictator too! Ironically, I was just talking about this very topic to friends earlier in the afternoon…

    The Manolo can read minds!




  18. Anthony Says:

    I’m sorry, I can’t begin to process what you’ve written here because my eyes have been hijacked by what appears to be a Rick Santorum ad on your page. This is somewhat off topic, but did you choose to place that ad on your page and does it signify your support for Mr. Santorum?




  19. Manolo the Shoeblogger Says:

    Hello to the Anthony!

    Many thanks for your comments.

    This controversy about the advertising of the Manolo it has been addressed previously.

    http://shoeblogs.com/wordpress/2006/06/06/the-ad-of-the-ann-coulter/

    In the short, much of the advertising of the Manolo is placed by the Pajamas Media, with whom the Manolo has the arrangement, and so the Manolo does not explictly approve or disapprove of the individual advertisements.




  20. Gina Says:

    Virginia –
    And do you remember the OTHER Saturday Night Live skit where Tim Kazurinsky was asking the question, “How do YOU spell Khaddafi?” ? He must have had a dozen placards and he showed them all. Iinitial letter Q, initial letter G, initial letter K, then onto variations in what vowels to use, do you use an H or not. This reflected how the newsmedia was spelling it a kabillion ways and hadn’t settled down to one spelling.













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