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It Ended in a Tie

February 13, 2011

Narcissism alert:

Outgoing White House press secretary Robert Gibbs got quite the departing gift from President Obama today on his last day: his old tie back.

The president had borrowed a light blue tie from Gibbs, taking it right from his neck, shortly before taking the stage speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the speech that is largely credited with catapulting a then-little known Senator from Illinois to the national scene.

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And that’s the tie that then-Senator Obama wore at the national convention.

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The president then presented Gibbs with the light blue tie, framed, along with a picture of President Obama wearing it during his speech in 2004, and a picture of them together in the Oval Office. A personal message was scribbled at the bottom with words from the president to Gibbs.

I suppose Gibbs was lucky he didn’t have to lend his socks to Obama.

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