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August 14, 2011

I’m Perry Sure I’ve Seen This Movie Before

A few thoughts now that Perry’s in:

1. I had this bad dream last night that President Perry was meeting in Texas with his new buddy, Musharraf. Guess he’s preening like a peacock because he thinks he’s found his own Pooty-poot.

2. Who stands like that?

3. Who dresses like that?

4. I think Mrs. Musharraf is onto this guy.

5. Pervez and his wife are like, “get it over already.” Rick and his wife (immortality awaits!) look like they’re posing for a postage stamp.

6. But seriously, there are really people out there willing to go through the swaggery – Texas  - “I love to read!” – take no prisoners – leave it to Jesus – I love me, I love me, I love me-thing again???  … Wow. Just wow.

(photo: Michael Thomas /AP caption: From left, Anita and Gov. Rick Perry and Pervez and Saba Musharraf met for lunch at a hotel in Austin. The former president of Pakistan said he requested the meeting with Perry to ‘exchange notes’ about Texas’ recent economic )

  • Earl Mardle

    Is that, I hesitate to suggest, but the evidence is pretty clear, a WIDE STANCE from the gov? Just asking.

  • karen h

    When Mrs. Musharraf gives you the side eye, you should know somethin’s all sorts of wrong.

  • tinwoman

    Wha……..WHAT is he WEARING????????

    Oh.My.God.

    • Kathybva

      Perry and Musharraf switched outfits for this photo. Wouldn’t Perry’s ensemble work, or at least seem minimally fashionable, on the streets of Pakistan? Is Perry trying to wear Pakistani fashion?

      I love when critiques of politicians pause to reflect on what they wear. Clothing is so important, obviously.

    • Kathybva

      Perry and Musharraf switched outfits for this photo. Wouldn’t Perry’s ensemble work, or at least seem minimally fashionable, on the streets of Pakistan? Is Perry trying to wear Pakistani fashion?

      I love when critiques of politicians pause to reflect on what they wear. Clothing is so important, obviously.

  • tinwoman

    And naturally, the former military dictator of a failed state would request a meeting about what texas is “doing right”.  That should tell anybody what kind of a sh*tstorm we’re in for.

    Pakistanis haven’t suffered enough?

  • granolafication

    blue on blue, black on black on black with… pajama pants? 

    • http://www.bagnewsnotes.com Michael Shaw

      Pajamas. Yeah. Hate to say this, but Perry has a touch of Ghadafi in him the way he wears some funny get-ups (mostly on the weekends, or in his choice of boots). It’s like a craziness and defiance at the wardrobe level.

  • Marie

    Looks like the governor is packing *something* or other under all that clothing. Maybe some self-importance and kevlar.  ”I’m ready for my close-up!” (I’m not sure the Missus is ready for prime time, though.)  On second thought, why would he be wearing body armor to a casual lunch? Hmm?

    And this was initiated by Musharraf? The body language does show that Mr M is leaning in somewhat solicitously, but Gov P is all impressed with himself and is more oriented to the camera. “Exchange notes?” Heehee. They must be trying hard to find an area of mutual benefit. 

  • tinwoman

    To answer your question—as someone familiar with the region—NO, that outfit would be all wrong, even in Pakistan, but especially in the upper classes of Pakistan.

    The untucked dress shirt thing has its followers in very humid equatorial tropical climates—which Pakistan is not, although it gets very high temps in the summer.  Think more the Phillipines, or Panama (although these shirts are modeled on local patterns and not like ours—Cuba’s for example, is famous for its large pockets and three insert panels, which is realy quite elegant).  And even then, no one would wear a tee shirt under it and then, of all things, a suit jacket in plain black over blue pants with a pattern.  No, just no.  It’s literally the first time I’m seeing an ensemble quite like this.

    As another poster noted, it appears that he has dressed this way to cover up a bulky bulletproof vest, which might be wise considering the number of enemies Uncle Mush has–you can never tell when you’ll be caught in a crossfire.

  • tinwoman

    also Mush is dressed as a typical Westernized Pakistani in a “summer suit”–light colored and probably linen.  He’s got it right, at least as far as his own culture goes.

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