You may not have known this, but before former Team Abramoff lobbyist Todd Boulanger got indicted for bribing government aides, he was something of a fashion icon — at least for the staid city he lived in.
In October 2006, he appeared in Washingtonian magazine’s “Men with Style” package. Some gems:
How would you describe your style? Savile Row meets Thrasher magazine.
Favorite labels? Duncan Quinn, Paul Smith, Theory, John Varvatos, and Ralph Lauren. But nothing beats a custom suit.
Biggest splurge? It probably wasn’t for me—I work to support my wife’s Christian Louboutin addiction.
There are a lot of places we could go here, snark-wise. Better to leave it, maybe.
Still, given Boulanger’s apparent love of fine fashion, we couldn’t help noticing the fact that, during his once-thriving career as a Republican talking-head on cable TV, he once opined: “Barack Obama is a total diva.”
It’s in this Daily Show segment (Boulanger appears at the 3:15 mark), which fingers Boulanger as one of the many no-name political pundits who appear above fancy-sounding but meaningless titles like “GOP strategist.”