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Exactly right

Posted by Lissa on November 4, 2008

I am 100% with Barack Obama on this subject:

In an interview with MTV’s Sway Calloway, Obama fielded a question from Eric, a Huntington Beach, Calif., man who referenced a town ordinance that tried to outlaw a street fashion trend in which young men wear their baggy pants down well below their underwear.

Obama said such laws were “a waste of time,” but didn’t hold back on his own view on the fad.

“Having said that, brothers should pull up their pants,” he declared. “You are walking by your mother, your grandmother, your underwear is showing. What’s wrong with that? Come on.”

I absolutely agree.  It’s slovenly and unattractive to be walking around with your underwear sticking out, but it’s not indecent, and anyone wasting time making and then enforcing laws on boxers needs to get a life. 

(Of course, the part after that — “We should be focused on creating jobs, improving our schools, health care, dealing with the war in Iraq.” — makes me squeamish, ’cause I have a feeling I won’t like his solutions to most of those stated issues — but the point remains.)

(h/t JammieWearingFool)

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One Response to “Exactly right”

  1. Les said

    If they only realized that this fashion trend started in prisons as inmates signaling they were “available” the fad might quickly disappear.

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