Sunday, January 18, 2009


What you say is important, but so is how you look. Don't believe me? Consider that people are still talking about how the pasty-faced, sweating Richard Nixon lost to the cool, Max Factored JFK in that first televised presidential campaign debate. As a friend of mine once said: "Presentation is everything."

In the Roundtable on today's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," check out Donna Brazile's & Gwen Ifill's elegant and beautifully coordinated clothing, jewelry and makeup. The guys are well put together too: George Will's & host George S's outfits are subtle and tasteful, while EJ Dionne's is snappy and tasteful (love that red tie!). Kudos to the ABC stylists.

And then we have Doris Kearns Goodwin, who has an unfortunate affection for eye-popping trim and clashing accessories, per below. She wore the chain-collared jacket at left today on "Meet the Press" (see closeup at 5:46) with a screaming yellow shirt and gold-bead necklace. EEEEK! Somebody make her stop!

The men looked much better, though David Brooks's pale mauve shirt didn't complement his sallow coloring (his colors work better online than on my TV.)


Queen of the Road said...

You know I, of all people, agree with you, but Doris IS a best selling author, so in this case (as hard as it is for me to admit) her lack of style doesn't seem to matter.

Bella Stander said...

It does when you watch her on TV or look at her photo. My eyeballs have been seared by that ghastly black jacket with yellow & white braid. The woman needs a stylist--immediately, if not sooner.