Monday, September 01, 2008

Earrings and Denim

This is just too much.

Some ignorant yankee who blogs at Americablog.com doesn't like Palin's choice of earring. Earring.



The commenters are particularly funny. They can't seem to agree on whether or not hoop earrings are "dressing up" or "trollopy". Of course they're all a bunch of ignorant yankees and don't understand that hoop earrings aren't either. They're just ordinary.

Maybe they aren't ordinary in NYC. I don't know. But they sure are ordinary in the United States. Alaska is part of the United States. She's from Alaska. Mississippi is in the United States. She's wearing them in Mississippi.

I'm reminded of an event from when I was a graduate student in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, in the piney woods of East Texas.

We got ourselves a new dean. A guy from Albany, New York. A guy who had gone to school at SUNY, Albany and had worked at SUNY, Albany most of his career. A guy from New York. Not the City, from upstate, but New York nonetheless.

One of the first things he did was establish a dress code for the deans office staff which included a NO DENIM rule. No denim. In Texas. In rural East Texas.

I think he might have meant no jeans, that was never clear. But some of those women didn't own a skirt that wasn't made of denim. The reaction to the announcement of that rule was hilarious. His deanship went downhill from there. He's not at Sam Houston any more. His replacement as dean was a woman who often wore denim dresses.


h/t althouse

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