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February 5, 2008
Maria Shriver makes the rounds in brown

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Well, one thing's for sure. Everyone at the polling place set up in an elementary school in Brentwood knows how Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, first lady Maria Shriver, voted today.

(The couple split in their choices for presidential candidates: He publicly endorsed Sen. John McCain; she, Sen. Barack Obama (as did their daughter, Katherine, 18, a first-time voter. According to the Associated Press, Schwarzenegger quipped afterward, "So far, it’s two-to-one in our family.")

Anyway, voting aside - as I am bound to do each Election Day, I take note of how notable folks are dressed. And even not-so-notable: Earlier today, down on 21st Street, I saw a couple of guys sporting red-and-white striped pants and flag tops. I'm hoping they were just doing some sort of survey and not going overboard with fashion patriotism.

UCLA.jpg But, I digress.

I have noticed that Shriver has been staying away from anything red, white or blue as she's been making politicial appearances on Obama's behalf. And voting today (pictured above), Shriver opted for a brown leather jacket. And on Sunday, (when she should have been getting the guacamole ready for the Super Bowl bash), she surprised everyone at an Obama rally at UCLA wearing a brown wrap coat.

Just a fashion note on this most patriotic of occasions. And hey, I'm sporting my red, white and blue "I voted" sticker on a gray sweater. So I guess I have no room to talk.

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