Friday, January 30, 2009

Political Roundup: Candid Candidates

From time to time, I think it's important to remember that it's not all starlets and Champagne here at the Café. Last September, for example, we took what I think was a rather searching look at Indonesia's upcoming parliamentary elections.

That the candidates include a number of celebrities and models, and that this gentleman is one of them may, to be fair, have had something to do with our interest. Here's Adrian Maulana, looking very candidate-y (and very date-y, for that matter) in shirt and tie.

And here he is in what I'm presuming is up-to-the-minute Indonesian contemporary casual, undoubtedly taking a legislative interest in issues relating to the country's retail malls.

I can't help thinking that if our Congress looked more like this and less like, say, James Inhofe, interest in things electoral might be a tad livelier back home.

Oh, I give up. Things pretty much are starlets and Champagne in these parts. Anybody got a problem with that?


  1. I'm very fond of starlets and champagne. And muscular young men with their shirts off.

    Muscular young men in odd flame-stitch pattern poylester shirts at the mall, not so much.