Monday, June 16, 2008

Obama Defends Bike Fashion Faux Pas

Did I do that?

Remember when Barack Obama went for a joy ride around Chicago's Lake Shore Drive on his Trek bike last week? If not, here's a reminder. Just afterwards, all the fashion magazines and blogs put their red siren to work, calling Obama's biking outfit, the biggest Fashion Faux-Pas of the year.

As expected, Obama has come back "in style" (?) and responded to this allegation (or smear?...hehe).

via US Magazine

"I got a hard time from all sorts of blogs who said I looked like Urkel," he told supporters at a fundraiser in his Chicago Thursday.

The senator admitted he had an "internal debate" before putting on his bike helmet.

"I knew that the A.P. was going to take a picture, and they were trying to portray it like [Mike Dukakis] wearing that tank helmet," he explained.

"But I wanted to make sure that the children who saw that picture knew that even the Democratic nominee for president wears a helmet when he goes biking,"

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