Obama Taps New HHS Nominee in New Tie

White House Photo / Pete Souza
President Obama introduced Secretary of Health and Human Services Nominee Kathleen Sebelius this week on Tuesday while simultaneously introducing a new tie that featured in excess of five different shades of silver.
Sebelius replaces Obama’s initial nominee, Tom Daschle, who withdrew in February to dodge answering questions about his tax record. [...]

Obama Neck Tie Says He’s Ready to Fight

In his sixth weekly address to the nation, President Obama came off the blocks like a leopard at Gallipoli, vehemently reasserting his dedication changing the direction of the United States, no matter who it angers in Washington. From the video:
I realize that passing this budget won’t be easy. Because it represents real and [...]

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 Delivers Economic Stimulus, Repeats Neckties

White House Photo: Pete Souza
After decades of intensive training, years of strategy development, months of planning, weeks of negotiation, and ten seconds of penning, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act this week in Denver, CO. The passage represents an important symbolic victory for a President who took office amidst an economic [...]

Obama No Silver Lining Tie

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was passed last week, and on Friday President Obama trumpeted the achievement in his fourth weekly address to the nation. From the address:
Congress has passed my economic recovery plan – an ambitious plan at a time we badly need it. It will save or create more [...]

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 ‘Hurry Up, So That We Can Wait’ Neck Wear

In his third weekly address to the nation since taking office, President Barack Obama spoke on the need to act post haste on the stimulus package even if the bill isn’t quite right. From the video:
Legislation of such magnitude deserves the scrutiny that it’s received over the last month, and it will receive more [...]

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 Empathetic Storytelling Tie

President Barack Obama, our teacher, storyteller, and secret lover, appeared in his second weekly video address to the nation in the early hours of Saturday morning.  This week he spoke on the aftermath of last year’s Wall Street bailouts. From the video:
Behind every statistic there’s a story. Many Americans have seen their lives turned upside [...]