Well she was making herself “be seen” at Pershing Auditorium in Lincoln yesterday during the State Department hearings on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
But what was she wearing? Take a look.
Yes folks, that is a “Future Farmers of America” jacket.
For those of you west of Omaha, it is a pretty common sight at school or certain functions and events. For those of you east of Lincoln, you may remember Napoleon Dynamite featuring the blue FFA jacket.
And for those of our readers in DC, you could probably look outside the Capitol right now and see a gaggle of students sporting them.
But here is the deal: The jacket ain’t a fashion statement. For members of FFA, it is a point of pride. It’s not a Nebraska Addidas wind breaker you picked up at Husker Hounds. It means something to those who earned the privilege of getting it and wearing it.
So it is our understanding that at least a few former FFAers (always an FFAer?) actually approached Jane and asked her to remove the jacket. (We are guessing they figured out that it wasn’t hers.)
Anywho, she reportedly snarked back that the jacket is owned by an in-law who asked her to hold it / asked her to wear it / we don’t really know / FFAers don’t really care.
But here’s the deal: if it ain’t yours, you don’t get to wear it.
How do we know?
Oh we just looked on the FFA website under “Official Dress”.
Boy, that was difficult, wasn’t it?
And if you really want to get technical, there is a whole dress code associated with wearing the jacket that Jane, ahem, didn’t meet. (Though, simply go back to rule #1.)
And frankly, we don’t really care. But the FFAers do.
We are sure Jane will say she was “urged” to wear it, or she didn’t know the rules, or she was trying to represent or some other breathless retort.
But we get it Jane. We get it with the jeans tucked into your boots and the giant belt buckle and now the FFA jacket:
You’re a poser. You are pretending to be something you are not.
You know, like pretending to care about the Sandhills or aquifer, when you’re really just trying to stop the the Canadian oil at the behest of your radical enviro cronies and sugar daddies.
And as long as we are talking about Jane and her presentation at the hearings…
She began her “testimony” with (paraphrasing), “I ran as a school board member for healthy lunches and within 6 months I achieved that…but I am here today to talk about the pipeline…”
Well, we are glad Hillary has THAT in the record.
And the Right Wing Professor, Gerard Harbison mentioned it in his excellent summary of the day’s proceedings, but… cheering and booing at a State Department hearing?
We (barely) get the drum circles and foam fingers (made of polystyrene, manufactured from petroleum…) outside the “event”.
But when did booing, or even cheering, during a government hearing become OK? Did we miss something, or did this turn into a student council election? No one showed up from Foggy Bottom with a gavel? What the hell?
As long as we are going on the “Napoleon Dynamite” theme, let’s just end each side’s statement with a skit/dance-off. Seems about as appropriate.