Obama’s Economic Monotony Tie

In his fifth weekly address to the nation, Barack Obama wore a solid gray neck tie. He chose a dull color to deliver a somber, repetitive message that was fundamentally about unity and accomplishment. From the address:
Because of what we did together, there will now be shovels in the ground, cranes in the [...]

Obama Town Meeting Series Neck Ties

White House Photo: Pete Souza
President Obama made a series of appearances this week in Town Hall style meetings where he tried to win broad public support for his ailing economic stimulus plan. Because, like fairies, stimulus plans can only survive if you believe in them. It’s Neverlandian democracy in action.
Obama’s only other recourse [...]

Obama Implements Neck Tie Reuse Plan, Reaches Lucky Thirteen

White House Photo: Joyce N. Boghosian
This week, for the first time since taking office, Barack Obama began regular reuse of ties that he had already worn this term, a move which is at once being hailed as a signal that the time for negligent waste is past, and dismissed as a partisan fashion faux pas [...]

Obama Brings Back “Big Blue”

Original Photo Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing
Monday saw the triumphant return of Barack Obama’s favorite tie, “Big Blue”, to the Oval Office during a meeting with Jim Douglas, the Governor of Vermont.  This comes at the beginning of a week where Obama will hold interviews with every national television network in an effort to brute force his [...]

Obama Money Matters Tie

Original Photo Credit: Getty Images/Mark Wilson
Equal pay for equal work done by men and women was an influential issue during the 2008 presidential campaign because it set Barack Obama distinctly apart from John McCain.  Obama repeatedly attacked McCain for his failure to support the Equal Pay Act (which McCain called  a “boon for trail lawyers”).
On [...]

Obama Pentagon Visit Tie

Original Photo Credit: Reuters/Jim Young
During his campaign, Barack Obama was constantly detailing his plans to address the single most important problem facing Americans, an issue that we at Neck of State summarize as iraqeconoeduhealthenercation. On Wednesday, he made a stop at the Pentagon to show his vested interest in addressing the country’s other single most [...]

Obama Economic Stimulus Tie

Original Photo Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing
While on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Barack Obama made a stop with congressional Representatives to push his economic stimulus plan. His choice of a solid, shiny, and red tie is meant to convey the urgency of the brutal economic storm that the United States will face if Congress doesn’t act quicker than [...]

Obama Weekly Address Tie

The post was made on the White House Blog just before 6AM. I like the idea that President Obama woke up before 5AM this morning to give us his calm reassurance, but, unless he decided to wear the same tie two days in a row, this is probably not what happened.

Obama’s Executive Undo Tie

Original Photo Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing
Barack Obama spent the larger portion of Thursday undoing executive orders put in place my the Bush administration.  The dimple’s a bit out of alignment on this solid burgundy tie – President Obama was clearly in a rush to start reversing every act President Bush took in his two terms.  Again, [...]

Obama’s Tie Subdues Justice Roberts

It is not 100% clear whether the founding fathers intended for one to be President “of” the United States or President “to” the United States, but the language in the Constitution is unambiguous.