West Wing Mania
Doctors have their stethoscopes. Professors have their tweed jackets. Lawyers have their worn leather briefcases. Every profession has its subtle status symbols that are worn like uniforms to project power. But pols take it a step further: They have security personnel and aides with secret-service earpieces, American-flag pins and ubiquitous Briefing Folders, etc. It's the West Wing look. Now a Romney aide is getting his chops busted
for taking the act too far. ... It's part of the annoying 'imperial'
politician trend that we last saw during Caddy-gate. Romney's aides have always excelled at the West Wing stage antics. ... First link via Dan
. ... FYI: CEOs rank second in terms of absurdly large entourages. ...