This was posted/ printed today on the Ann Landers spin-off column "Annie's Mailbox." Here is the link, http://www.creators.com/lifestyle_sh...olumnsName=ama (it's the second letter). Or, just read the cut-and-paste here: Dear Annie: I know this is going to sound like a crazy request, but I need your help. It concerns the public appearance of so many men on TV. In the last month, I have noticed more crooked ties on male newscasters, senators and even our president. Surely they have a mirror so they can check their appearance, and if not, some assistant must be around to give them a once-over before they go on camera. A crooked tie truly makes all these important people look pretty stupid. Some even wear a tie with a real skinny knot. Why not go with the Windsor knot that makes the whole picture prettier? Help me make this a national problem and see if we can't turn it around. -- D.P. in Muskogee, Okla. Dear D.P.: Um, no. We think the nation has enough to worry about. We agree that a crooked tie on someone dressed for the camera makes him appear sloppy at best, and often gives the impression of manipulation -- as if he wants the audience to believe he is too important and harried to finish dressing. We haven't noticed it to the degree you have, but we're certain the readers will now.