Some Politicos Are Slobs

An internal Politico email, obtained by FishbowlDC:

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    An internal Politico email, obtained by FishbowlDC:

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      Subject: Important…
      Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 13:34:12 -0400
      From: Jim VandeHei
      To: Staff

      Dress Code Alert (and I am not kidding)

      There is no doubt we like to push the envelope here at Politico, writing with more voice and injecting some edge into our stories. What we no longer want to do is push the envelope on dress code. That’s right, guys:

      no more unbuttoned shirts to sport your beastly chests, no more flipflops to sport your gangly toenails and no more wrinkled shirts yanked from beneath your bed.

      I thought it was only me bothered by it but when I announced this to a huge sampling of Politicos they erupted in wild applause (I believe Lisa Lerer even hooted standing atop her chair).

      I am not asking you to wear a monogrammed shirt and tie every day. But we are professionals, so let’s all use some common sense and dress like it. Socks would be nice, too.

      VandeHei