Daily Archives: December 16, 2008

Hart Schaffner Marx to Dress Barack

Barack Obama has chosen Hart Schaffner Marx to dress him for the inauguration.  How appropriate.

A Chicago based, Made in America, union manufacturer.  $895, around about.

Now we know.

But who will dress Michelle?  There’s lots of speculation and many designers who want to be the lucky one.  Here’s a few:   http://racked.com/archives/2008/12/03/from_karl_to_marc_everyone_wants_to_dress_michelle_for_inaugural.php

I’m gonna say Betsey Johnson.  What do you think?


Posted:  12.16.08


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Blago’s Attorney: “We’re going to fight this case”

Blagojevich hired defense attorney Ed Gensen.

“He’s not stepping aside. He hasn’t done anything wrong. We’re going to fight this case.”

Ed Genson is a legend in Chicago  who “will do anything to win.”   He’s described as “expensive, comprehensive, tireless and ruthless.

See:  http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2008/12/16/batchelor-were-going-to-fight-this-case/

Posted:  12.16.08

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Shoe Thrower Beaten

The brother of the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush has said that the reporter has been beaten after being taken into custody by national police on Sunday.

Muntadar al-Zaidi has suffered a broken hand, broken ribs, and internal bleeding, as well as an eye injury, his older brother, Dargham, told the BBC.

He might not be throwing any more shoes any time soon.  And to think prisoners here complain and file petitions and writs if the food doesn’t suit them.

But where the hey was the Secret Service?  He had thrown both shoes before anybody even moved in that room.

Somebody said this yesterday:

“There doesn’t appear to be any over-reaction” on the part of American agents.

That’s the understatement of the year.

Some have said it is too bad President Bush has to go out with that image.  I disagree.  I thought that was probably his finest moment.  He was quick!


I heard Mark Halperin – I believe he’s with Time – say this morning that he thought Bush should  have been more sensitive to the shoe bomber’s cause, whatever that is.  I think the kind of sensitivity he got was entirely appropriate.

Posted:  12.16.08

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