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post #16 of 58
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Thanks everyone - you guys are the best.. How 'bout tan linen suit with flip flops, short sleeve horizontally striped dress shirt, squirting flower and kevlar vest Watch Fox News - I'll throw out the SF gang signs. Bradford
post #17 of 58
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(JustLurkingThanks) Mr. Kabbaz, even by W's own admission, privatizing Social Security will not save the system.
You have completely misquoted. The President did not "admit" that privatization wouldn't save Social Security. He "stated" that offering younger people the voluntary option of putting a portion of their SS contributions into investment accounts they will own and can bequeath should they desire is a good thing which will provide them with a larger retirement 'nest egg'. Though one small component of the steps needed to correct the now failing pyramid scheme, allowing investment accounts will not and was not offered as the manner in which to fix Social Security.
post #18 of 58
Dark suit. You will have fun, he is very charming.
post #19 of 58
If you stand behind him and yawn and make bored faces on camera, you may be able to get the White House to deny your existence, and then get to appear on Letterman, like that kid last year. Do mention to him he'd have a better chance of getting support, including from people in his own party, if he'd just say how he expects us all to pay for the new scheme. And then give him a big wet sloppy kiss.
post #20 of 58
Protocol would suggest you do NOT attempt to dress better than the President. Dark suit, crisp white shirt, red tie and a flag lapel pin.
post #21 of 58
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Protocol would suggest you do NOT attempt to dress better than the President.
I wouldn't worry about this. It is in any case almost inevitable. Not that I mean to bash Bush, only that he is a politician and politicians by nature dress boringly. Except Willie Brown.
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(Lord Foppington) Do mention to him he'd have a better chance of getting support, including from people in his own party, if he'd just say how he expects us all to pay for the new scheme.
I would presume the President would answer your question as he has previously indicated, which would be thus:"Conversion to a plan which will not self-bankrupt will be accomplished with difficulty, sweat, and belt-tightening by all of the American people. We could, however, avoid that unpleasantness and let our children sweat instead." As the father of four who, putting political persuasion aside, has bothered to study this most important issue rather thoroughly, I would prefer the former to the latter. Perhaps those who wish to respond might study the issue first rather than regurgitating the A.A.R.P. talking points?
post #23 of 58
Willie Brown wears Brioni, doesn't he? Alex, I've seen these political debates escalate on forums dedicated to themes ranging from vintage guitars to exotic pets. Sorry to contribute to such a thing here. I'm happy to say I believe we all want what each of us sincerely thinks is best, and (more importantly) want to look good doing it. And there's an end on it, for me.
post #24 of 58
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Willie Brown wears Brioni, doesn't he?
Not exclusively, but yes. He gets all his clothes at Wilkes Bashford in SF. I'm told some MTM (Brioni and Kiton) and some RTW.
post #25 of 58
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ooohh boy, here we go again...
Aha, but I was making fun of his facial expression not his politics, it is a clothing forum after all and its how you look that is the topic of discussion, that includes facial expressions. Jon.
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(Lord Foppington) And there's an end on it, for me.
I quite agree. I am, however, tired of seeing the President's (any President's) outward appearance and speaking ability treated here in such a disdainful manner. Using the ruse of a clothing discussion as a backdoor to air disagreements with the present officeholder's politics is not to have a clothing discussion, but to invite political argument. And there's an end to it for me as well.
post #27 of 58
We probably should leave political discussions aside-- this forum may not have enough bandwidth for that. Getting back to the original question-- it is a great honor to be publicly seen with the President regardless of your political views, and surely, you want to look your best for posterity. I second the recommendation that you go with whatever looks best for you within the blue/gray spectrum. I'm not sure that I would go with a red tie, however, as it is a little too conformist. I'd probably pick a conservative tie of another color (e.g., blue or yellow) to be a little different.
post #28 of 58
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Protocol would suggest you do NOT attempt to dress better than the President. Dark suit, crisp white shirt, red tie and a flag lapel pin.
Why not? He's not the bride or something?
post #29 of 58
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 Dark suit, crisp white shirt, red tie and a flag lapel pin.
Aren't there enough American flags around as it is?
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(Lord Foppington) And there's an end on it, for me.
And there's an end to it for me as well.
* Wipes brow, relaxes * Phew...
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