Stone Cold Nuts
There’s never been a shortage of crackpots or clowns in Donald Trump’s orbit.
“Spokesperson” Katrina Pierson and her YUGE bullet necklace, Alex Jones‘ ridiculous conspiracy theories, and Jerry Falwell Jr. packing heat in case AOC comes for his cows. Crazy just oozes from the Right Wing. Then there’s Roger Stone.
The name Roger Stone was probably unknown to most people before he landed in Robert Mueller’s crosshairs. A long-time Republican operative, Roger Stone’s been called everything from a “Practitioner of political dark arts” to “Washington’s Sleaziest Political Operator “. My personal favorite though is Charles Pierce‘s description:
“Roger Stone is the most elegant maître d’ the American political sewer ever has had.”
While Stone fancies himself a major political player, Slate’s Jacob Weisberg suggests he might be more hat than cattle:
It became clear to me … that Stone was less power player than con artist. He cultivated a reputation for being a bad boy, playing dirty tricks and crossing ethical lines. In practice, so far as I could tell, he was mostly shaking down his clients, who paid him a lot of money based on the largely false impression that he had real influence. He was a bluffer, implying he advised people he didn’t, and a leaker, ratting out his allies in pursuit of his own agenda.
Trump once called him “a stone-cold loser,” who “always takes credit for things he never did.”
Roger Stone is also known for his flamboyant “style”, as Scott Christian wrote in a 2017 Esquire piece
Stone fancies himself something of a dandy, serving as men’s fashion editor for the conservative political website The Daily Caller (yes, you read that right) and running a fashion blog called Stone on Style.
… Your source for sartorial tips, courtesy of a man who dressed for Trump’s inauguration in an outfit stolen from a cartoon villain who ties his victims to train tracks.
Matt Labash of The Weekly Standard described Stone this way:
… a dandy by disposition who boasts of having not bought off-the-rack since he was 17–he’s now 56…
Not buying “off the rack” is an understatement. Stone’s “style” is more like a patient with multiple personality disorder burglarizing a costume shop.
He has dressed as:
and this character, which frankly had me stymied for a bit; I just couldn’t place the face:
And then it hit me …
He’s channeling Edith Head!
Stone’s so-called “style” has been a source of personal amusement over the years.
The idea of him living in the same drab stripes as his fellow “political sewer dwellers” some day, well there’s no better word for it than KARMA.