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There is an annoying practice by journalists and partisans whenever there is a new President. If that President does something that the opposition party finds objectionable, the retaliation is, "well, what about what your guy did?" It's as regular as clockwork.
But there are times when no other answer is appropriate. Especially when the "objection" is just flat stupid. This happened not too long ago, when President Barack Obama was photographed with his feet on his desk. In short order, photos of President George W. Bush doing the very same thing were produced. And then there was a flurry of faux outrage about Obama not wearing a jacket in the oval office. You guessed it, Bush did that, and Ronald Reagan too.
Now, they're all atwitter about Obama going tie-less. As these photos attest, George did it too. The weird part is, even though it has been proven that none of these things are unique to Obama, the far-right will bring up each of these "issues" forever. Count on it.
National Review: Obama ‘frequently forgoes the necktie’…just like the Iranian regime does.
One of the right wing’s favorite petty complaints about the Obama administration is over its dress code. Former Bush chief of staff Andrew Card has said that President Obama has brought a “kind of locker room experience” to the White House. The Washington Times yesterday published an account from an “observant source” who complained that “[f]lip-flops, tennis shoes, unbuttoned dress shirts with ties, and casual wear are now in style at the White House. . .
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