Congressman Polis named GQ's spokesman (not really)

April Fools' Day is officially here. Or the world is about to come to an end.

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A press release just announced that Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), who has taken to wearing bow ties with polo shirts in recent weeks, has been named GQ magazine's new spokesman.

GQ calls Polis's look "the new black" and praised the congressman for "his innovative and groundbreaking fashion sense."

"While we were, admittedly, slow to appreciate the 'fashion genius' that Congressman Polis' daring style represents, we can admit when we were wrong, and think that this move more than makes up for that," said GQ Editor Jim Nelson. "I am confident that a wave of polo's with bowties will sweep across the nation, and we are proud to be [at] the forefront of this 'potie' revolution."

Polis stated, "I am thrilled to join the definitive authority on men's fashion as their chief congressional fashion spokesman. The 'potie' revolution brings the classic, formal look of a bow tie with the comfort and flexibility of a polo shirt, and I knew it was only a matter of time before my new look was appreciated."

In case you've been living under a rock, here is some background on the Polis "fashion genius" here and here and here.

For the record, Scott Overland, Polis's spokesman, confirmed that the April 1 statement is indeed an April Fools' joke.