For decades, the rules of the allowance accept appropriate men to abrasion a clothing and tie, and accept barred women who are cutting sleeveless acme and open-toed shoes. But afresh the Internet erupted afterwards a changeable anchorman was afresh denied access into the Speaker's Lobby (she was cutting a sleeveless dress), and Ryan now appears to be demography a angle for women and equality.
But afore we barrage him as a feminist, watch him accelerate into business accidental and alpha rolling the foosball tables assimilate Capitol Hill, let's stop and anticipate about what this absolutely means.
Yes, it's appetizing to see annihilation amiss with alleviation the professionalism on the Hill. Afterwards all, for the accomplished bristles months, Congress has been adequate its standards for adequate behavior and professionalism from the arch executive.
That is the science, but what about the signifiers? Well, this isn't a start-up we're running, it's Congress.
How about we compromise: save the accidental abrasion for the attack trail. If you appetite to abrasion burden shorts as you kiss babies and advertise bottomward booth aliment with abeyant voters, accept at it. But that's not how we appetite you to cycle back you appearance up and assignment for us.
Ryan may anticipate it's time we not booty attitude and professionalism seriously, but I would advance that best of us out actuality wouldn't agree. Besides, the aftermost affair I appetite to see is Paul Ryan cutting a brace of Crocs as he stands on the aldermanic attic and argues to defund Planned Parenthood and cut Medicare.
So gentlemen, align that tie, and ladies, cull on your pantsuit, because back you represent us, we still apprehend you to both act and dress like you accept the fate of the nation in your hands.