For normal people, the wearing of a coat is simple. It’s cold, you put one on. It’s warm, you take it off.
But politicians aren’t necessarily normal. What coat they wear matters. Dick Cheney wore a parka once, and got grief because it wasn’t formal enough. It was at a ceremony to honor the liberation of Auschwitz, and Cheney looked like he was making a beer run at deer camp.
Today, Gov. Tim Pawlenty didn’t wear a coat in New Hampshire where it was 27 degrees — cold enough for a coat, perhaps, unless you’ve been living in 2 degree weather for a week.
That discussion , cougars, H1N1 and more on today’s Fresh Eye on the Radio.