Diplomatic Dress

While noting the excitement over a photo of Barack Obama in traditional Somalian garb, I recalled that somehow, somewhere, I had seen a picture of President Bush wearing a lovely blue silk tunic and a strained smile.

Donning the costume over his suit for the obligatory “family photograph� alongside 20 other leaders of Asian and Pacific nations, Mr Bush grimaced repeatedly and shifted from foot to foot, a portrait of embarrassment in turquoise blue brocade with yellow trim.

For the rest of the article from The Guardian, and the photo, go here. And even better, YouTube has a video of George, Laura, Hillary, Condoleeza, and others showing off the local fashions on their various goodwill tours. All the news photos you’ve seen over the years strung together. I especially like the president in large polka dots, it becomes him.

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