Missouri State Sen. Ryan McKenna proposed a statewide ban for people over the age of eight on, are you ready? Seersucker suits!
Seersucker suits are a Southern staple and are perfectly acceptable at events such as the Kentucky Derby, outdoor summer weddings, croquet tournaments and other stereotypical Southern activities.Sen. Ryan McKenna feels so strongly against the seersucker suit that he proposed an amendment to a bill that said: “Any person living in this state aged 8 and under may wear seersucker suits at their leisure. Any person over the age of 8 living in this state may not wear seersucker suits because adults look ridiculous in seersucker suits,” the (handwritten) amendment to a higher education bill read.
McKenna explained that “Children look adorable in seersuckers. My three-year-old looks cute in that…. Adults look ridiculous.”The senator ultimately withdrew the amendment, saying that it was not “germaine” to the higher education bill and that it was done mostly as a joke, but a joke that he was dead serious about.
According to McKenna, about half of the Missouri state senate are proponents of the seersucker suit and some even coordinate to come wearing them on Wednesdays, which is like one of the rules for being in the cool group in “Mean Girls.”Never mind terrorists, or North Korea, or Iran, or unemployment, or the budget, or the economy… let’s spend time resolving the great seersucker debate….
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