In honor of Gov. Larry Hogan’s 60th birthday, Len Lazarick at Maryland Reporter unloaded a trove of evidence that the executive has, time and again, broken a venerated political commandment: Thou shalt not wear hats.You may not have known that was even a thing, but according to a vaguely intense Politico documentary on Michael Dukakis’s ill-advised tank photo op, it goes back to at least 1927, when President Calvin Coolidge was photographed in an eagle-feather headdress presented to him by Sitting Bull’s nephew. As President Richard Nixon’s campaign playbook noted in all caps: “HATS ARE TOXIC – AND CAN KILL YOU.”
But Gov. Hogan, a true political outsider, makes his own rules. You can tell by the the photo grid in which he is seen donning not only the occasional baseball cap and mortar board, but also a cowboy hat, a leprechaun’s floppy top hat, a Santa Claus hat, and a Santa’s elf hat.
And somehow his approval ratings just keep going up. Maybe they’ll have to change the rule.
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