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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sen. Ryan McKenna's Proposal: Ban Seersucker Suits in Missouri (Kids 8 and Under Exempt)

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 11:45 AM

State Senator Ryan McKenna thinks seersucker suits like this one just look "ridiculous." - SOURCE
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  • State Senator Ryan McKenna thinks seersucker suits like this one just look "ridiculous."

If you need proof that things might be getting a bit too heated in the final weeks of the legislative session at the Missouri State Capitol, look no further than Senate Bill 437, Amendment No. 4.

Offered yesterday by State Senator Ryan McKenna, the handwritten amendment says: "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..."

McKenna elaborates to Daily RFT, "Children look adorable in seersuckers. My three-year-old looks cute in that.... Adults look ridiculous."

Here's the proposed amendment:

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State Senator Ryan McKenna. - VIA
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McKenna tells us that ultimately he decided to withdraw it from the higher-education funding bill.

"It probably wasn't germane to the bill," he says, adding, "It was all in jest, anyway."

Too bad. But there is a backstory!

Apparently lots of Missouri lawmakers wear seersucker suits...and some even coordinate to come out in full force on Wednesdays.

"I will not be bullied by the seersucker caucus," McKenna, a Democrat who represents parts of Jefferson County, says. "That's what this is about."

The trend might be unstoppable, he concedes. "It's grown to maybe half the Senate, but there's a group of us that refuse.

"They are getting stronger by the week with their bullying tactics," he adds.

Some good old-fashioned Twitter research proves that this is indeed an intensifying discussion in Jefferson City.

Continue for our Twitter research and photographic evidence of the seersucker controversy.

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