In a City Hall brimming with traditional suit-and-tie guys, Tacoma City Councilman David Boe refuses to be buttoned down. The architect-about-town is a fashion-forward fellow. A fop. A bit of a dandy.
One constituent, however, doesnt like the cut of his jib.
In a recent testy email exchange that started as a city budget inquiry, Tacoma resident David Sanchez accused Boe of slumming during an official Council photo shoot. He referred to Boe as the bald one who never shaves who was wearing a tshirt.
Wear a suit, Boe, Sanchez scolded. We pay you more than enough money to be a little more professional.
Boe responded that hed be happy to meet Sanchez at an upcoming budget workshop.
As for wearing a suit, he wrote defensively, I am wearing a very expensive suit in the photo with a dress t-shirt. While this dress code may not fit your aesthetic, it is a totally respectable uniform for public service.
Sanchez shot back: Thank you for your professional council response and clarifying how much your clothing costs. I look forward to hearing more about your expensive tastes in fashion when I see you.
Now, boys, maybe you should take it outside. Try not to get blood on your togs.
Meantime, thanks to Boe for providing a line for our next anniversary dinner with Mrs. Nose: Seriously, dear. Its a dress tank top.
About that suit: Versace, according to an independent TNT investigation of Boes jacket.
Hats off to our favorite golfer: Anyone who follows this column and by that we mean you, ma knows we love pro golfer Ryan Moore. Whats not to love?
Plays hard, wins rarely. Rumpled, whiskery, not soon destined for a beefcake calendar. Doesnt matter if he wears a cardigan or a snug golf shirt, he couldnt look less comfortable unless he had a hole in one. (Rimshot, please.)
Why, he reminds us of us. Except for his $2.86 million season earnings.
You say he lives in Vegas now? Phooey. You can take the boy out of Puyallup, but you cant take Puyallup out of the boy.
How fitting that when Moore does win, its not at snobby championships like the Masters. He bags trophies at lesser tournaments. Like last weekends Justin Timberlake Shriners Open.
The name sounds like a put-on, but its actually Americas premiere golf event combining a young-dude pop singer with an old-dude service club. Better than the Justin Bieber Knights of Columbus Cup, or the Enrique Iglesias Loyal Order of Moose Open. Moore earned himself a sweet victory. Just one question: Instead of a green jacket, was he given an honorary fez?
Create your own caption contest:
(1) Justin Timberlake (right) is known for bringing sexy back. The other guys pictured here? Not so much.
(2) On the count of three, everyone trade hats with the man on his left!
(3) Nice trophy, Ryan Moore said, But I was promised there would be Shriner clowns on tiny bicycles here today.
Theyll learn Chinese if they have to: The candidates for governor werent at Greek Fest in Tacoma, tossing back glasses of retsina and shouting Opa! Nor at Oktoberfest in Puyallup, slurping steins of beer and joining the Hammerschlagen game.
No, Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna spent last weekend courting a more powerful racial-ethnic group. Both goober wannabes were at the 30th anniversary party for Northwest Asian Weekly newspaper. They even helped carry the ceremonial giant dragon puppets.
But that was nothing compared to McKennas now-famous appearance at a state Korean Day event, where he and the missus danced Gangnam Style with a girl performance group.
Not sure what Asian spice the attorney general put in his legal briefs, but he hasnt shaken his moneymaker like that since the 1980 Sammamish High senior prom.
Cant blame him and Inslee for targeting this demographic.
They figure if being Asian Americans helped Gary Locke win two terms, pretending to be Asian American must be good for at least one.
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