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A Weekend Sans Neckwear at White House


WaPo‘s Scott Wilson reported over the weekend that ties were not worn this weekend during tense negotiations over the budget. Oddly, canary and plaid were the big hits.

Pool escorted into Cabinet Room at 6:10pm. POTUS at center, flanked by Sen Reid and Speaker Boehner. Clearly a “no ties” memo went out; all had open collar shirts and blazers. Sen McConnell had a canary yellow polo-style shirt on, Rep Cantor sported plaid. Pool only allowed to stay in for seconds, literally. A pool member shouted, “Mr. President, can you get a deal done in 10 days?” POTUS responded, “We have to.”

A few moments later, an ever-important pool correction. Obama actually said, “We need to.” (“‘NOT we have to,’” the pooler reported.)

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