Listen...when you are on the statewide Democrat ticket here in Illinois, but don't get invited up on stage... and (to make matters worse) they give you 'Bob Uecker seats' like this... (If you squint, we think you can make out the President???)
You just *have* to wear a sash so everybody knows you're a VIP. You're VEEEEERRRRYYY important, dammit.
Can you blame Mike Frerichs for wearing his famous sash at the event??? How else would he get any recognition otherwise?!?