What they wore…
Bush urges diplomacy with Iran but all options open
Before sitting down for talks, Bush and Merkel strolled shoulder to shoulder through the sprawling garden in Meseberg, Bush in a business suit and tie and Merkel in a pants suit, chatting amiably and looking relaxed.
What does “a business suit and tie, or a pant suit” add to the tenor of the report? My point is, does the content of any political message change based on the clothing worn by the individual? If I wanted to read about fashion, I would go to the fashion section or read Vogue.
I wouldn’t read anything into it. It’s just a bit of color, though not very significant color. In this day of instant multimedia feeds, where readers could see video and still photos of the two walking together, it probably didn’t add much to the story: GBU Editor