House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., back row and second from left, stands with Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, during a mock swearing in, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
I have such a treat for you! One lucky Pony Pal™ had her spouse totally, like, all elected to Congress 'n' stuff. Fun! Let's just call her... um... Pony Pal™ Congressional Spouse, OK? Anyway, she was at the pretend event shown above, as well as the real thing, and has this exciting eyewitness report to pass on:
I can tell you it is not much fun being a muzzled spouse. Sitting there in the House Gallery during the swearing in I saw so many metaphors defining the Ds from the Rs expressed in the way they dress their kids!!!! We could not have phones, cameras or anything. And I was just dying to snap the photo of the four little
Von TrappMcCaul girls...dressed identically in red and black ball gowns. What was it with the Republicans dressing their daughters in ballgowns on the floor of the House???? It was like they could not wrap their heads around a business attire atmosphere. And LOTs of them wearing identical stuff. But the impact of the four daughters of Texas Rep. Michael McCaul's girls in their billowing red taffeta skirts & black velveteen tops (how much more predictable can you GET?) surrounding their poor little brother in some kind of Lord Fauntleroy getup was ...well...a statement. Oh...and he marched them onto the floor from tallest to shortest ...or was it the other way around?
And, indeed, the creepy McCaul does have a thing for the matching outfits on his kids. Here he is in 2005 (AP Photo):
But not all was creepy or off-putting:
Oh..yeah...some wonderful power suits on the floor worn by the female reps...interesting cuts and and colors. Some were altogether too predictable. But some were truly fabulous. What fun to sit up there and observe the action, but SO frustrating not to have a camera or even a phone for messaging to friends.
I can imagine. The shoes alone must have made the trip worth it!
I don't know about you, but I'm super-excited by this report from Pony Pal Congressional Spouse and look forward to more in the future!