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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-13 01:15 AM
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D.C. Dress Up
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Last year, the President wore a deep red and white tie, the Vice President wore a navy and white tie, Holder wore a navy tie, and Boehner wore a blue (yes, blue) and white tie. (The links below are to photos that refused to reproduce here, which is unfortunate, given this post is about visuals.)

While some crossed parties lines to show how bi-partisan they were, most wore either red or blue.

An exception was Geithner. Geithener had started his voting life as a registered Republican, but both our right of center Democratic Presidents hired him. When Clinton did so, Geithner changed his registration to independent. He fittingly wore a blue shirt and a purple tie, thereby disguising his Republican core with an overlay of blue, yielding purple.

Wome tended to wear solid blue or solid red suits (no ties).

The First Lady wore bright blue and her invited guests wore military uniforms.

A number looked as though they were having great difficulty staying awake at 9 p.m. (mostly men, including Biden) and, as always, the camera captured some who had dozed off.


This year was completely different. :sarcasm:

Even more effort was made to have the House chamber look like the electoral map.

President Obama wore a solid blue tie. Possibly taking a cue from Geithener 2012, Vice President Biden wore a purple tie. Holder, in a purple tie, once again matched the Vice President. Boehner's tie was an odd shade of red (possibly a signal to the light red states?). /

(Sorry, not many pics online yet.)

So, it is my sad duty to inform you that, in these critical times, we are being governed by people playing a four year old's game of dress up, who apparently call each other to coordinate outfits, and who have trouble looking alert past 9 p.m, even knowing that TV camera will display their sleepy little faces to the nation. (Word to future attendees: if you can't manage to stay awake and look alert, you probably should not sit next to one of the most controversial guests at the SOTU. Just sayin'.)

Oh, and this year, the number of attendees tweeting during the SOTU, just like `12 year olds and John Mayer when he's high, increased.

I'm so proud of my dress up doll, tweeting government, I could just burst. So adorable, but everyone says they grow up so fast?
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