08/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Manbag: Washington's Most Authoritative Accessory (SLIDESHOW)

D.C.'s politicos are always on the move, but how do they transport their prized possessions? With Washington's hottest accessory: the manbag. Call it what you will -- murse (man + purse), European carryall, gadget bag, tote or backpack -- but don't deny it: manbags serve an indispensable purpose in every society.

From briefcases to gym bags and from Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, take a handy hint from the Obama administration. Check out these staffers' style and tell us whether you love it or think they should leave it at home.


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