Why Doesn't Barack Obama Wear a Tie?

by Conor Clarke

Over at the National Review, the flagship magazine of modern conservatism, Andy McCarthy writes:

I've noticed that President Obama frequently forgoes the necktie -- lately, even in public appearances. That reminded me -- I have no idea why -- that the Iranian regime has shunned the necktie ever since Khomeini pronounced it a symbol of Western decadence.

I too have absolutely no idea why McCarthy would draw such a connection.