Barack Obama's chief of staff, Rep. Rahm Emanuel, was on Face the Nation this morning and something didn't seem quite right. After nearly 30 years of a steady diet of red power ties on Sunday morning talk shows, there he was in a power blue tie.
Then I realized, it's not an accident. Check the lineup from Friday's Obama news conference:
And I can't quite tell from this picture of Friday's news conference by Mark Ritchie, Minnesota's Secretary of State, on Mary Lahammer's excellent blog, but from a distance, isn't that a bluish tie?
Ritchie popped up on KSTP today on Tom Hauser's show (which I believe is taped) and we have not one, but two power blues.
On Meet the Press, meanwhile, House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn was sending a bipartisan message.
Perhaps last week's election was the first part of the men's department stimulus package.
Update Mon. 11/10 4:35 p.m. - President-elect Obama met President Bush at the White House today, and injected new life into the blue-tie theory.
(Washington photos via Getty Images)
Can you imagine what it would look like if the Green Party ever took over?
Suits and ties, regardless of color, are so 20th century.
Nothing says lack of imagnation and lack of flexibility more than a monchromatic man's suit.
"Nothing says lack of imagnation and lack of flexibility more than a monchromatic man's suit."
Where's Jerry Brown & his mock turtlenecks?
If you look at the pictures of Bush and Obama at the White House today, they are both wearing blue ties.