The sartorial is political
It being Sunday, I’ve been reading and posting in my pyjamas. This has attracted a certain amount of local ribald comment about lack of discipline, sloppiness etc. But in fact wearing pyjamas has become a political statement. Eh? Well, you may recall the CBS documentary about George Bush’s national service record that turned out to be based on faked memos. This was exposed by (right-wing) Bloggers, but initially CBS went into denial. And Jonathan Klein, the Chief Exec of 60 Minutes, the offending documentary strand, was foolish enough to observe that, “Bloggers have no checks and balances. [It’s] a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas.” Mr. Klein is now the former Chief Exec of 60 Minutes, and CBS has finally admitted its blunder. Wonder if he is sitting around in his pyjamas.
And while we’re on the subject of slumberware, weren’t the Viet Cong guerrillas who humiliated the US in Vietnam always described by Western media as wearing “black pyjamas”? The moral: beware folks wearing pyjamas! But now I really must get dressed.