As I prepare for the spring semester, I face a crisis. In their efforts to look all folksy and down to earth, certain candidates for the Republican presidential nomination have — I’ll say it — stolen the elements of my style. My sweater-vests: gone. My signature look of button-down shirt and jeans: gone. Snatched, swiped, purloined.
I have prepared a sharp and decisive response: come Monday, I’m wearing a tie.
[If you haven’t been following fashion: Rick Santorum stole my sweater-vests; Mitt Romney, my signature look.]