This has nothing to do with nothing, but I was downtown in a government office today and saw this portrait of our current Governor Matt Blunt and was dumbstruck at what had to be the feyest, most effete depiction of a politician since 1787 when the politicians still fancied white curly wigs, knickers, brass buckles and stockings.
OK. That was hyperbole. The picture isn’t that queer, but maybe it’s the way his left hand is clasped over his right wrist, resting on his thigh while he pertly sits on the edge of a chair giving him the illusion of a slight hour glass figure.
Not noticing it? I’ll ramble on anyway. This will only take a minute.
Our governor is quite amazingly not embroiled in any current sex scandals, is not a “toilet stall” trisexual. He doesn’t have a healthy appetite for hookers (that I know of) or underage interns and pages (that I know of). He’s also not involved alleged corruption schemes, like building some bridges to nowhere, I think there’s at least four degrees of separation between him and Jack Abramoff, and he hasn’t started any intractable wars on false pretenses. Nope, all Blunt has is good ol’ fashion cronyism and ethics violations!
Just takes me back to a simpler time where political crisis were all complicated, dull or hard to follow (Iran-Contra, anyone? Teapot Dome Scandal?)
Yet despite only being yellow threat level corrupt he’s stepping down after only one term. I think it had something to do with everyone hating him for cutting Medicaid. While I can’t say I’m a fan of Lil’ Boy Blunt (re: he’s a Republican, son of Rep. Roy Blunt), he sure was an especially boyish, sweet-faced looking governor which probably contributed to the fey, foppish dandy thing he has going on in this picture.
But then maybe it’s just me? Right?
It’s me, isn’t it? OK. You’re probably right … but I don’t care!
That picture is totally fey!