Flip Flop Controversy

Flip Flop Controversy

Postby backdoor » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:38 pm

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(07-19) 06:27 PDT Chicago (AP) --

There's a flip-flop controversy at the White House, and this one has nothing to do with President Bush and John Kerry.

A photo of Northwestern University's national championship women's lacrosse team, taken during the athletes' visit to the White House last week, shows four of the nine women in the front row wearing flip-flop sandals along with their dresses and skirts.

The choice of footwear has prompted a mini-controversy — a flip-flop flap, if you will.

A front-page story in the Chicago Tribune included the headline "YOU WORE FLIP-FLOPS TO THE WHITE HOUSE?!" inspired by an e-mail sent to player Kate Darmody from her older brother after he saw the photo on the team's Web site.

Family members of other players expressed similar dismay, insisting the summer footwear staple was too casual for a visit with the president.

"Don't even ask me about the flip-flops," said the mother of player Aly Josephs. "It mortified me."

During an appearance Monday on NBC's "Today," Darmody and teammate Shelby Chlopak said players planned to auction off the flip-flops they wore to the White House, with the proceeds to go toward a fund for a 10-year-old girl with a brain tumor.

The women have defended their attire, arguig they wore a dressier version of the casual sandal.

"Nobody was wearing old beach flip-flops," said Josephs, who wore a $16 brown pair with rhinestones.

Darmody, 22, added: "I tried to think of something that would go well with my outfit and at the same time not be that uncomfortable. But at the same time not disrespect the White House."

In 2001, Bush's daughter Jenna, then 19, wore black flip-flops in court, along with pink capri pants and a sleeveless black shirt, when she pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol.

The term "flip-flop" was used heavily during last fall's presidential debates when Bush repeatedly accused Democratic opponent Kerry of switching positions on issues.
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Postby Flandog » Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:44 pm

Flip flops are the last thing some of these girls should be wearing. They should be trying to hide those cankles.
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Postby Lax Daddy Man » Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:11 pm

It always concerns me when I see a Flan post in the Women's section.......... 8)
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Postby Grizz » Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:39 pm

Whats a cankle?
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Postby Flandog » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:48 am

Cankles are a semi-derogitory term to describe when the calves go straight into the foot avoiding the tapered joint of the ankle. Thus they have been renamed "cankle". Or it can be noted that it appears one has "coffee cans" around their ankles - they are said to have "can"kles.
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Postby Grizz » Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:29 am

Boy, I am sorry now that I asked. Do men have cankles?
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Postby laxrat29 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:47 pm

hahah wow flip flops thats one of the most interesting things iv read
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Postby MenloKnight » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:16 pm

funny stuff
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Postby rapidfireguy » Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:38 pm

that is pretty funny, and wierd too
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Postby LaxCat21 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:35 pm

They should make some flops with cleats on them
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