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’s First Eleven Days in Neck Ties

In late January, The New York Daily News put out an analysis of Obama’s neck ties for his first eleven days in office. They concluded that “when it comes to his ties — one of the best ways a man can beam individuality — the nation’s 44th President hasn’t stuck his neck out. All [...]

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 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’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 Portrait Tie

Barrack Obama inspires confidence in all those around him. He’s been compared to Aragorn, Optimus Prime, and Alice Abernathy.

Obama Inaugural Tie

Mr. President, we look forward watching you carry your message out this term in your eloquent speeches, carefully planned budgetting and legislation, generous funding of education and science, liberal application of that whole ‘everybody’s equal’ concept, and your meticulously selected neckwear.