President Obama had an interesting choice of tie tonight: red with white pinstripes. Traditionally, presidents have worn solids or textured solids. Frankly, I found it a bit distracting — particularly with the red and white Old Glory stripes in the background. On the other hand, my wife liked it.
Then, while delivering the Republican response, Gov. Jindal wore a very similar tie — red with somewhat wider white stripes. That’s no way to make yourself look like an alternative. Seems to me like some aid probably should have had a back-up tie handy.