Posted by bitguru on June 25, 2007
The front page of one of the inner sections of Friday’s Washington Post featured a photograph and story concerning presidential footwear (registration required, or look here for unhampered photo without story).
I didn’t read the entire story, but its primary focus is the brand of shoes. I have no opinion on this. In fact, as of Father’s Day I too own a pair of Crocs.
A secondary aspect of the story is its contribution to the continuing debate on whether wearing socks with Crocs is necessarily a style violation (and, if not, which sock colors are permissible). I have no opinion on this either. Yes, it does look a bit tacky but I’m definitely a fan of socks in general.
But there’s something else that astonishes me about the story, though it doesn’t seem to be getting much coverage. G.W. Bush wears presidential-seal socks?!? I mean, how uncool is that?
I guess I shouldn’t allow Bush to astonish me anymore after all he’s done, but what’s next? Sean Connery wearing James Bond 007 socks??