Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Whatever Happened to Dress Codes?

If I were ever invited to a somewhat formal occasion like a State of the Union speech, I would miss the hell out of my comfy sneakers and jeans, but I wouldn't wear them there. There may be nothing illegal in what Cindy Sheehan (on the left) and Beverly Young (on the right) did last night, and certainly the Capitol Hill cops overreactd but it seems to me that dressing down in the first place by wearing a t-shirt to this sort of event is tacky and inappropriate at best, not to mention asking for trouble. (Yes, dipping your fingertips in purple ink strikes me as an inappropriate stunt as well.)