Looks like the Obama-Biden ticket is starting to close in on the coveted fashionista vote. Vogue took a chance in its November issue, which will hit newsstands over the next week, by titling a feature story "All the Vice President's Women." Cute! Let's hope it's not wildly prophetic, because the profile is really about one woman — Jill Biden, the would-be vice president's wife. Second Lady?
A representative for Vogue spoke to the Huffington Post and said of the cover line, "Win or lose, we thought it was a clever cover line that would serve to get people's attention." I've written entire posts to fit headlines I've come up with, so I understand the urge, but putting it in print and on the cover seems a lot like buying a dress one size too small.
Is it just me, or is there a lot of Obama-presumptiveness around lately? To see what I mean, read more.
On last week's Political Gabfest, Slate's David Plotz went on a whole riff about when the Obama administration is sworn in, before he caught his slip. Are people going to have a lot of knocking on wood to do not to jinx their hopes (maybe Vogue has a big wood pile . . . ?) or are the numbers pointing in a way that makes printing an early result like this prudent?
Did I hear anyone say "Dewey Defeats Truman"?