by Sam Levin
Last month, we reported on Missouri State Senator Ryan McKenna's handwritten proposal to ban seersucker suits for anyone over the age of eight.
His disdain for the fashion trend -- inspired by a growing love of seersucker at the Missouri State Capitol -- has apparently backfired. Big time. The so-called seersucker caucus is stronger than ever. And in an increasingly hostile and divided legislature, this may be one of the most powerful, bipartisan group of lawmakers.
Yesterday, was apparently seersucker-to-end-all-seersucker day. More photo proof below.
Republican Senator Eric Schmitt, a champion of the seersucker cause, sent Daily RFT this photo today.
A closer look:
And that hat, up close:
That's right, ladies and gentlemen: Your powerful Democrat and Republicans lawmakers can truly unite around a common goal!The trend has apparently taken over the Twitterverse of the capitol, too.
Apparently tomorrow will be seersucker-to-end-all-seersucker day in the Mo. Senate. The Seersucker Caucus is having its pix taken.— VirginiaYoung (@VirginiaYoung) May 7, 2013
Ongoing Senate discussion on seersucker right now. Not sure why, but it's what we've been doing for about 5 minutes now. #moleg— Jonathan Shorman (@jshormanNL) May 7, 2013
The Senate seersucker caucus has seized control of the chamber. They are drunk w/power #moleg— Jason Hancock (@J_Hancock) May 8, 2013
The craze appears to have even inspired McKenna, the lead opponent of seersucker, to join Twitter:
The rising tide of the seersucker: Our Missouri Senate seersucker caucus is gaining national attention. esquire.com/_mobile/blogs/...— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) April 26, 2013
Next week will be the last Seersucker Wednesday of the session. Not sure how the seersucker trend could get more intense, but these dedicated lawmakers will surely find a way.