Rep.-elect Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., walks through the Capitol Visitor's Center on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, as Congressional freshmen orientation began. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Ohhhh... this doesn't look good for Sparklefave Frederica! The Miami Herald did some very important fact checking to find out, like, totally whether John Boehner can just say "bring on the hats" or not, the most urgent congressional matter we as a nation face. It turns out that even Bella Abzug was expected to remain hatless in the House! And if Bella wasn't allowed, well, Frederica doesn't stand much of a chance. It turns out that she'll have to get everyone to vote on it, and while this matter is clearly shaping up to be a major crisis, I have a sneaking suspicion that this will be yet another Democratic initiative which will be met by strong GOP resistance, because Republicans hate beauty and all that is gorgeous and sequin-encrusted and/or bedazzled (Bristol Palin excepted). I think I'm about to cry.
But you have to read the article, because it features an entertaining history of this contentious issue as well as these wonderful sentences:
Wilson said she brought six hats to Washington and has been researching the rules about hat wearing and still hopes to speak to Boehner about the ban. Wilson said she would get back to us regarding her research on the hat ban and who she believes can waive it, but we did not hear back.
Excuse me, Miami Herald, but back off! The lady has urgent research to pursue!
Believe it or not, however, Goddess Frederica has found herself a hat buddy, a Republican hat buddy! And they have formed a hat caucus! Meet Billy Long, freshman from Missouri:
"I wear hats every day, I have for 20 years," said Wilson, whose campaign logo included a cowboy hat*. "He saw me when we were sitting down to breakfast and he said he wears hats, too."
Congressional meet-cute! OK then, I take back everything I said about bipartisanship being dead. I smell a Lifetime movie in all this.
*See previous post.