Sartorial Politics

With reference to this story about Barack Obama dressing traditionally on a good will trip abroad:

Here is Bill Clinton doing the same thing:

And here is Hillary Clinton in Palestinian dress with Suha Arafat back in her even-handed, fair days:

and here is George W. Bush in Chinese robes with Hu Jintao and Vladimir Putin (I can’t decide whether this is evidence that Bush is a Manchurian candidate or if it is finally the explanation for his faux macho swagger– surely this is the gayest picture of a president ever taken):

And here is John McCain wearing stole of Bush, the only costume mentioned here that should be embarrassing (and I take back what I said about the last picture):