The Fed Chairman Wore Sensible Shoes Today

| Tue Feb. 11, 2014 8:16 PM EST

Elizabeth Williamson of Real Time Economics, the home for "economic insight and analysis from the Wall Street Journal," analyzes Janet Yellen's first appearance before Congress today:

She took her seat at 10:01 a.m., clad in a monochrome suit and sensible shoes, carrying a black vinyl binder with rainbow-colored tabs. Once chided by an uncharitable commentator for wearing the same black dress twice in a row, Ms. Yellen hadn’t bought a new suit for the occasion, her spokeswoman, Michelle Smith, confided to a reporter. “I’ll try to come up with some color for you,” she whispered.

Seriously?

Get Mother Jones by Email - Free. Like what you're reading? Get the best of MoJo three times a week.