Magazine article The American Prospect

What's out, What's in, in Washington 2008!

Magazine article The American Prospect

What's out, What's in, in Washington 2008!

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What's OUT, What's IN, in Washington 2008!

OUT: Specs with no rims. What       IN: Specs-free look. Washington
do Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld,   won't be making passes at men
Dick Cheney, and Larry Craig have   who wear glasses. Special specless
in common? That's right:            stars include Robert Gates,
rimless eyewear. Any man who        Barack Obama, Dick Lugar, and
places that on his nose and         David Souter. Whether it's the
shows up to work in 2008            judicious puppy-brown eyes of
had better start packing up         Souter, or the shrewd glare of
and looking for speaking            Gates--whose crimson blush with
engagements and AEI                 subtle sheen radiates outwards
sinecures. Are you destroying       like a force of nature--the
the country and/or harassing        specs-free look has something to
restroom users? We've placed        offer nearly every man of stature.
a tracking device in a pair         These men know that in 2008,
of rimless glasses and placed       Washington will be seeing a
them near you, because you're       seismic shift in eyewear, and
sure to put them on.                this is one quake they're
                                    planning to survive.

OUT: Raspberry-red lips. … 
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