Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Monday, 1 September 2008

US elections update

As you all predicted, this got nasty at once. I have deleted the post How America Looks along with all the comments. Let's stick with fashion.

6 comments:

_lethe_ said...

I apologise if it was my comment that did it. And my first comment here, too! I'm sorry. Politics are indeed dangerous ground.

Came here via Dovegreyreader's blog, by the way. Hello. :)

Anonymous said...

That's what I was afraid of.

Maybe if you really feel like talking about politics, you can start another blog.

That way the people who only want the fashion (like me) can stay here, and those who want politics can read your take on things. And you get to vent!

snp said...

I've been out of town and missed the debate/vote on whether to discuss the US election on this site. I greet the decision to avoid it with an odd mixture of disappointment and relief. I'm an American, living in one of the reddest states in the country--so red that those of us who disagree with the majority speak about politics in hushed tones when in public. It's no way to live. I would have enjoyed a bit of intelligent discussion with a group of savvy individuals. And, as so many of you have pointed out, politics is not unrelated to fashion. Oh well...

dana said...

Fashion is a nice refuge from bills, kids, diapers, school, house repairs, work, and our president and his ilk. I can't even allow myself to become hopeful that an intelligent, aware, well-spoken, thoughtful, progressive individual might become president. So thanks for keeping it all in the realm of the beautiful and possible.

qahina said...

i just viewed that post an hour ago and was surprised that post got deleted when it was just ur honest view of these women's presentation of themselves - I don't think anyone who goes public be they politicians or actors can be cut off from fashion completely and if you want to talk just fashion or politics per say than your blog won't be called 'the thoughtful dresser' right? It was interesting to read such feature coming from one who follows fashion from a completely different realm! That said I do agree that these women in politics (wives or senators alike) should commit themselves to looking good not just to look fashionable, but to command respect - as much as we hate that part of life.

Hester said...

I live in a very politically conscious city where the majority of citizens seem to be pro-Obama. I wouldn't mind that at all, except that many people I have encountered in my city cannot stand dealing with people that do not toe the liberal line exactly. I selfishly voted to keep this blog fashion-centered (though I don't mind an occasional review of a political figure's fashion choices) just because I'm so tired of reading about politics everywhere I go and wanted some relief.

I do second the idea of starting a second blog devoted to political discussion! I'm sure Linda has many wonderful thoughts on American politics to share and I would be interested in reading them, when I happen to be in the mood for talking politics. I just didn't want the political situation here in the U.S. to invade every blog that I read.