Out of sight
It’s a seventy-year-old tradition. Since the Irish Ambassador to the United States sent a bundle of clover to Harry Truman on March 17, 1952, every American president has celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, the patron saint of Ireland, with great fanfare. Thus, on March 17, Joe Biden spoke via Zoom with the Irish Prime Minister, recalling the very great « proximité » between the two countries. If Micheál Martin, tested positive for Covid-19 the day before the meeting, was not inside the White House, he was very close.
Despite the circumstances, Joe Biden had taken care to decorate his office in the colors of Ireland, and his ancestral clover. Since the parts of Trivial Pursuit are sometimes played apart from a historical anecdote, remember that it is at Ve century, during a sermon passed on to posterity, that Saint Patrick made the plant in question the symbol of Ireland. To explain the Trinity to the natives, Patrick takes hold of a shamrock to make them visualize the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Smart.
Boot in touch
Ready to do anything to please, Joe Biden had also stuck a bunch of Irish clovers in the chest pocket of his jacket. A less surprising choice than it seems, because plants and masculine elegance have been combined for a long time. Thus, in France, men have worn real flowers in their buttonholes since the 17th century.e century. At the time, this accessorization even fulfilled a real function. The flowers in question were to cover the body odors of men who were less scrupulous about their grooming than about their appearance.
like a foot
If diplomacy is a matter of details, so is inelegance. So Joe Biden is wearing, in this image, a green tie with navy polka dots, coupled with a pair of navy socks with green polka dots, sending us back to a host of questions: were this tie and these socks sold as a kit? ? If so, did an aide-de-camp scour the department stores for him? Is all this really reasonable from a purely aesthetic point of view? At this stage, we only have the answer to the last question.
If Micheál Martin was not physically present at the White House on March 17, Abraham Lincoln was there, with a full beard and a piercing gaze, watching over Joe Biden. Note that this precise portrait of the sixteenth president of the United States had an astonishing moment of glory, in 2015, when an American parody site claimed that Barack Obama had taken it down from the walls to replace it with a painting of his dog Bo , provoking the ire of the lowest Republicans on the front.