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GOP Leaders are Obama's Cheap Date

House Speaker [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ], ever the gentleman—and a sharp dresser—reminds the House membership of their obligations:

“Members should wear appropriate attire during all sittings of the House, however brief their appearances on the floor may be. You know who you are,” Boehner said to laughter.

We know this is the most important business the House will be taking up this session.

“Following the basic standards of practice will foster an atmosphere of mutual and institutional respect and will ensure against personal confrontation amongst individual members, between members, and the presiding officer,” Boehner said.

I have nothing against dressing for success, and certainly our lawmakers should make every effort to remain dignified, but this is hardly a pressing issue (or pressing pants).  The best use of Boehner’s skill at haberdashery and decorum may be to school Senate Majority Leader [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ] in the art of fabulousness.

The ideal gift from the GOP leader of the House to the GOP leader of the Senate, who together have accomplished more for the President’s agenda than most of his own party’s leaders, would be this:  “The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum”.

decorum-book

Good manners will make you fabulous. Good manners will make you sexy. The well-mannered get invited to more dinner parties, see their career aspirations blossom, and have a wider array of friends and eligible suitors. So if you want to become your most fabulous self, read on–The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum is your ticket to becoming the girl you want to be.

Indeed, if the entire GOP leadership of both houses of Congress wish to become part of President Obama’s prom court, this book is a must.  Because as it is, they’re way too cheap a date to take home.