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Olympic Rage: The Uniforms Were Manufactured in China; the Outrage Was Manufactured on Capitol Hill

GilbertEA Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 3:41 PM
The news is upsetting that our own team’s Uniforms are not made at home for the most displayed international sporting event is upsetting, however it is not at all surprising. Outsourcing has become the thing to do for many companies, especially when it comes to products like clothing. But have things gotten so bad that the clothing that our athletes wear can’t even be made at home? If this is the case, then I might suggest we should take a look at what’s contributing to this as we are now both not only supporting our own domestic businesses, we're taking away the manufacturing jobs that this could create. Its time to review what we're doing in the US, and what we can do to make it better.

Although Ralph Lauren got rich selling the American Wasp image, Mr. Lauren’s vaguely creepy uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team are more suggestive of Paris's Left Bank Maoists than hearty American athletes. The berets were a huge mistake, Ralph.

The girls’ uniforms are even worse, shrieking, as they do, Lolita and looking as if they were designed for nubile stalking of Jean-Paul Sartre.

Still, has there ever been a more phony controversy than the current one over the Olympic team uniforms? The duds, as you can’t help knowing by now, were manufactured in China. The outrage was manufactured on Capitol Hill...