Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Palm Beach Post Have a Twitter Kerfuffle Regarding Her Outfit
Everyone knows The Plastics wear pink on Wednesdays and, in another uncanny similarity to Mean Girls, everyone knows congresswomen wear red on State of the Union Tuesday.
dwstweets/Instagram Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's not-red blazer
Apparently there's even a memo about it because Palm Beach Post Editorial Page Editor Rick Christie was quick to tweet to the SOTU-hashtagging masses that Debbie Wasserman Schultz obviously didn't receive the aforementioned memo -- She was wearing a dark blue blazer (gasp!).
And remember it's not so much what the Congresswoman said, but the not-red blazer she was wearing as she said it.
Rick Christie tweeted it first. Even though he would eventually delete the tweet from his feed, the Palm Beach Post considered Christie's tweet to be an incredibly insightful remark that all 31,100 of their followers should know. So they retweeted it where the fossil of Christie's fashion commentary remains.
But then, in true ass-whooping feminist glory, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz herself tweeted back at the Post and Christie to put them in their place. (FYI: according to the Congresswoman's Instagram, she was wearing that blue ribbon in support of families who lost unemployment benefits in December.)
We agree with the Congresswoman! We demand a recount! How many tweets about the color of male member's attire did you tweet about?!
Oh yeah. Sorry for suggesting y'all had binders full of Congresswomen or something. You guys can pat yourself on the back for criticizing politicians' sartorial decisions without bias. Yay journalism!
But then of course Rick Christie retweeted Wasserman Schultz's tweet to prove he wasn't a misogynist (in case there was any doubt after that "no dis" tweet).
The President is right - when women succeed, America succeeds. Time to close the wage gap and give women workers a fair shot.— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) January 29, 2014
...assuming they're wearing red!
So, we understand it's a tough time for journalism, but last we heard Fashion Police airs on E! every Friday night. In the meantime, you can check back here for the news.