Republican Lance Gooden (left) and Kevin McCarthy, Jan. 7, 2023, in Washington. GET MCNAMEE/GETTY PICTURES VIA AFP
Good kid, the atmosphere? Don’t judge by looks. On the night of January 6th to 7th, the Republican Party imploded on the occasion of the election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the American Congress. A handful of elected Trumpists managed to block meanwhile
four days and three nights, the accession to the throne of the party’s nominee, Californian Kevin McCarthy… While for a hundred years the formal election was always first-round, it took McCarthy fifteen rounds to achieve his goals.
The surrealism of the situation was reinforced by the American tradition of elected officials being happy to invite women and children to their enthronement. Captured, they had to hang around for four long days. We have therefore seen children running, falling asleep in the armchairs or even lining up the checks… Here, Milla Gooden, daughter of the chosen one
Texas Republican Lance Gooden gives McCarthy the high five invented by baseball player Glenn Burke in 1977 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
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reason for discord
Speaking of which, let’s take a moment to look at little Milla’s outfit and wool dress, which is embellished with a jacquard pattern called ‘Fair Isle’. Invented on Fair Isle, a remote island in northern Scotland, in the Shetland archipelago, and then popularized by Edward VIII, this pattern was originally intended to meet precise specifications: to combine five or six colors in total, including two for the same line , and above all not to represent monochromatic surfaces. None of that is respected here. But let’s not overwhelm poor Milla.
At his side, clutching his father’s tie, his brother Liam stands out with his pair
He wears sneakers, in this case Nike Air Jordan 1, the very first model ever
marketed by the brand co-created by Michael Jordan and Nike. Introduced in 1985, Air Jordans were originally banned by NBA courts because their colors did not match the league’s dress code. Therefore, for each of his appearances on the field, the basketball player was fined $ 5,000, which the brand, delighted with this publicity stunt, quickly paid.
Finally, it should be noted that Kevin McCarthy puts on a good face in the face of Lance Gooden and his descendants and tries to hide his bitterness at having been tortured by the most radical Trumpists and finally forced to give in to them on many points to wrest his election. Let’s face it: At this point, we’d much rather have McCarthy do his best to hide that annoying, fancy, contrast-colored buttonhole that rests on his jacket collar to spice up his look. In any case, it would be a lot less pointless.
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