Snark of the Day

Matthew G. Saroff
2 min readNov 19, 2021

Kyrsten Sinema Doesn’t Want People Discussing Her Clothes — She Could Distract Them by Communicating

— The Guardian

In case you are wondering, Sinema, more than any politician that I have ever seen, has studiously avoided any communications with her constituents.

There is something truly pathological about her. I expect that at some point in the not too distant future, we will be reading a story about her that includes the word, “Bones,” and the phrase, “In the crawl space”.

One reason that so much attention is paid to the senator’s clothes is that people are desperate to understand what (if anything) she stands for, and clothes seem to be one of the main ways she expresses herself. Sinema seems to have forgotten that she is a public servant and that part of her job is communicating with the people she represents. She doesn’t hold public events for her Arizona constituents; she doesn’t communicate with the local progressive groups who got her elected or even her previous allies; she rarely gives interviews and, when she does speak to the press, says little of substance. The New York Times has described her as “one of the most elusive senators on Capitol Hill”; the Politico piece noted that “even after an extended interview, the first-term Democrat holds onto the air of mystery that’s become a signature part of her political brand”.

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