Who knew?! The President, the Commander-In-Chief, the leader of the free world was such a fashionista? Or is it fashionisto?
Today during his press conference in the White House Rose Garden, Mr. Bush had kind words for your humble correspondent, specifically about my suit.
"If I might say, that is a beautiful suit," said Mr. Bush, noting my brushed, slate gray suit, subtly accented by cobalt pinstripes and off-set by a cardinal tie-pocket-square combination. He continued, "And I can't see anybody else that even comes close."
How about that, Presidential plaudits... Dap from Dubya!
VIDEO: Watch President Bush's exchange with Kevin at Wednesday's press conference.
All this comes just a couple of months after Mr. Bush displayed his wicked sense of humor when he absolutely buried Cox newspaper White House correspondent Ken Herman for wearing a brown seersucker suit at a similar news conference. Three times that day, Bush poked fun at Herman's gear calling it a "ridiculous-looking outfit."
Today, I humbly thanked the President for his compliment and offered to put him in touch with my tailor (his name is Kurt Sayce).
But before you think it was all a love fest, Mr. Bush wasn't nearly as charitable with one of my fellow White House correspondents. When CBS' Jim Axelrod prefaced his question by saying, "My best suit's in the cleaners," the President retorted, "That's not even a suit!" Indeed, Axelrod was sporting a crisp, sport-coat-and-slacks combination.
The best part about the exchange? I've gotten notes from friends all over the country today (including some from people I hadn't heard from in years) saying they enjoyed the jousting.
And for that I say: Thank you, Mr. President.
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