There hasn’t been such fuss over green ties since House Speaker John A. Boehner became a fashion icon once the press discovered he favored ties in shades of emerald, mint or “dollar signs” green, according to Esquire and the New Yorker. But just about everyone outside of the Secret Service and Bo the dog got in on the green tie act at the White House on Tuesday. From the official pool report covering a luncheon visit hosted by President Obama for Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny: “We entered the Oval Office around 11:07. Your pooler hasn’t seen as many green ties in one room as that of today,” observed Nadia Bilbassy, scribe o’ the day and a correspondent from MBC, the Arabic satellite broadcasting network.
“The entire Irish delegation with the PM were wearing different shades of green ties as did POTUS and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. They also had a bunch of green clover dangling from their suit pockets.” women’s liberation always tried to direct the conversation and the public discourse away from the subject of women’s bodies. Now the entire conversation appears to about the female reproductive tract,” Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum, tells Inside the Beltway.
“The debate over President Obama’s contraception mandate revolves around birth control and identity politics. But contrary to what women’s groups on the left suggest, women today are not interested in talk of gender roles. They are focused on real economic issues that affect their families — job creation, the national debt, energy prices, the proper role of the federal government in our lives.
“To reduce this debate to a discussion about birth control rather than jobs and economic security is the real attack on women here.”