Had anyone told WTF two years ago that she would come to extol Congresswoman Liz Cheney, WTF would have expressed considerable surprise and suggested the speaker seek immediate medical assistance. Not only is Cheney the daughter of disgusting, war-mongering, profit-seeking Dick Cheney, formerly vice president of the United States under George W Bush, but she is politically to the right of Genghis Khan, only less cuddly. However, only people who have either fallen under the spell of Donald Trump, or know that he is sociopath and a liar but are sticking with him anyway, could deny that Cheney is a hero. Last year she was number three in the Republican Party in Congress. This year, she is reviled by her colleagues and has just lost the primary to be the next Republican candidate for Congress in Wyoming. Two years ago, she received 75% of the primary vote; this week it was 25%, trounced by a Trump-worshipping harridan called Harriet Hageman who has fully embraced the Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen and that the 45th President in fact won by “a lot”. In 2016, Hageman was involved in a fierce struggle to ensure that Trump was denied the candidacy but times change and Hageman has clearly changed with them.
So what did Liz Cheney do wrong? Did she organise an insurrection to try and deny an incoming president his victory? Did she take the Fifth Amendment 400 times in a deposition concerning her companies and her taxes? Did she store classified information in her home, and then falsely instruct her lawyers to say that it had all been returned? Funnily enough, no. That was the 45th President. Rather, she decided that law and order, truth and the Constitution were more important than parroting the party line and that somehow it mattered if the man who had put his hand on the Bible and sworn to uphold the Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic had instead encouraged civil disobedience, murderous violence and blatant lies. And in the Trump Republican Party, opposition is anathema so Cheney has lost her seat. Republicans hate her. Democrats love her. Not just because in the world of politics my enemy’s enemy is my friend, but because in the world of politics both here and in the United States, it is such a rarity to find someone willing to hold to a principle, whatever the price. The idea that Liz Truss could even identify a principle, let alone to stick by one, is risible. WTF does not agree with Cheney on anything, and notes that she supported Trump loyally throughout his presidency. But when Cheney saw Trump’s hijack of the GOP, of the critical faculties of vast swathes of Americans, and of truth, dignity, decency and democracy, she put her principles before her politics and her party. Let us applaud her. Let us hope that she continues to be a thorn in Trump’ side for as long as possible. Well done that woman.
We start our review of the week’s wanky wear with ghastly Tory MP Esther McVey wearing something ghastly.
WTF aficionado Yvonne from Jedburgh remarked with every justification that Esther looks as if she had just popped out onto the doorstep to collect the milk. What the actual fuck is going on here? She is wearing a dressing gown over a dental nurse’s smock and white jeans crinkling like the proverbial sharpei’s bum.
Next up, pointless celebritee Nicola Peltz Beckham wearing Fendi.
It is bad trousers week? Mind you, every week is bad trousers week in this blog. These ones are particularly bad, crafted out of an old deerstalker hat last seen on Sherlock Holmes and it seems as if the Hound of the Baskervilles has taken a sizeable bite out of the side of them.
Meet actor Angus Cloud wearing Louis Vuitton.
That suit is more overblown that a Murano glassblower on steroids….
To the premiere of the Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon and one of its stars, actor Emily Carey, wearing Prier de Soane.
First we had the Hound of the Baskervilles tearing a bit out of Mrs Beckham’s trousers and now we have a dragon fire-blasting Emily’s green satin frock. What is this sudden fashion for hip-baring? Although given a choice between hips and arse-cheeks, it is a blessed relief.
Now we are the HCA Awards in LA where we find actor Nico Santos wearing a Paul Smith suit and preposterous shoes.
The suit is jolly, if ill-fitting, but the bag is inexcusable and also has nothing in common with the 1970s floral shirt. However, WTF’s chief disapprobation is reserved for the shoes, which look like a couple of freshly baked meringues.
Here is actor Julia Fox in LA wearing not enough.
WTF will soon to be able to stop putting Julia in the blog because at this rate of diminishing returns, there will be nothing left to show. Here she is in Minge-Moment, torn bin-bags.
And finally, we have singer and new mum Rihanna wearing preposterous boots by Y/PROJECT. If you are stark raving mad and want to throw £1600 down the toilet, these are right up your street.
WTF has seen a lot of bad boots in her time but these ones are as silly as any boots ever in the history of ever. If Nellie the Elephant went to a fancy dress party dressed as Rihanna, this is what she would look like.
This week’s It’s Got to Go comes from WTF aficionado Libby who has nominated butt-ripped jeans. Like these ones worn by Kylie Jenner.
Kylie has a shapely butt. But we still do not need to see it. And just think of those people whose arse is less shapely. Just. Stop.
OK Readers, that’s your lot for this week. Let us meet again next Friday. And keep those splendid suggestions coming in for It’s Got To Go, not to mention your top comments. Be good x.