Thursday's HOT MIC

Thursday's HOT MIC

Reforming Nancy Pelosi's dress code may be one of the few things this Congress accomplishes:

If there's a more ridiculous controversy in Washington, I don't know what it is. Everyone knows that the real battle —and this is related to fashion —is over the temperature in office buildings, both public and private. Men demand temperatures that are suitable for refrigerating meat because they're forced to wear suits, long sleeves, and long pants. Women's fashions (especially in the summer) dictate that we wear clothing suitable to the tropics. That means bare legs and arms, so we never EVER show up to the office without a jacket or sweater (unless we're menopausal and experiencing hot flashes), which usually ends up ruining the look we were going for. Who decided that the thermostats always get set to accommodate the men, anyway? (Asking for a friend.) And who are these D.C. Capitol-critters who are demanding the right to bare arms in an air-conditioned building? I'm not buying it. Anyway, until there's some parity in men's and women's fashions that allows us all to dwell comfortably in the same habitat, this battle will continue.