Frederica Wilson was known as the Florida state legislator who owned a massive collection of fancy hats. But when the Democrat was elected to the 17th District congressional seat on Nov. 2, representing portions of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, her fashion statement ran afoul of the rules.
On Nov. 17, Wilson talked about her hat woes in an interview with The Miami Herald's Naked Politics blog.
Wilson is hoping to have a conversation with the likely new speaker, John Boehner. At issue: whether or not the longtime lawmaker can wear her signature hats on the House floor. The House bars members from wearing hats while the body is in session, but Wilson said she believes the
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
ANOTHER HAT TRICK
Everyone needs a gimmick, even those running for elected office. I know, much too much turmoil in the world to be spending time on this lady and her hat trick. Maybe the rules should be changed and maybe not, but today, the House bars any member from wearing a hat. Frederica is now (surprise) playing the race card (ho hum). This is a slippery slop if you allow any change in dress as it will only lead to more hats, masks, and face paint making it more difficult to tell one clown from the next.