August 23, 2012
I just found out that the name Isaac means "He laughs." It is also the only Biblical name assigned a tropical storm this year. I'm no soothsayer...but is somebody up there sending Tampa a heads-up? Allow me this non-partisan satorial observation: VP candidate Ryan is taking the chinos-and-golf-shirt image a bit far. He's a nice-looking young man with great hair but I'd like to see him dressing more vice-presidential, instead of coming across as one of the guys at the 19th hole. Romney, on the other hand, looks stiff and self-conscious in jeans and a button-down with rolled up sleeves. His handlers must have suggested that he dress "like a regular guy" --- which he isn't, not necessarily a bad thing. But then if he wore $5,000 suits everywhere people would accuse him of being able to afford $5,000 suits. Of course they've all got bigger fish to fry but somehow, Pres. Obama carries off the relaxed look a bit better. You wouldn't want to show up at a rib joint (his favorite, in Asheville) wearing a white shirt and red power tie.