LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2013 — Former president George H.W. Bush set the tone at the dedication of the Bush Library and Museum by wearing pink socks. Dr. Alexander Schauss, from the American Institute of Biosocial and Medical Research explains, “Even if a person tries to be angry or aggressive in the presence of pink he cannot. The heart muscles cannot race fast enough.”
Former president George W. Bush was hailed, during the dedication of the Bush Library and Museum. He was called a leader of courage, resolve and compassion.
Americans were able to see all five of the living American presidents, George H.W. and George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, along with dignitaries from around the world gathered together for the dedication of the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum. President Obama called him “a good man” who showed strong leadership.
George H.W. Bush stole the show with his pink socks. Did the former president know that pink is the now color in politics?
A recent New York Times article stated “Most states are red or blue. A few are purple. After the November election, New Hampshire turned pink.”
New Hampshire has become the first state in the nation’s history to send an all-female delegation to Washington. “Pink is the new power color in New Hampshire,” declared Ann McLane Kuster, U.S. Representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd congressional district, at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. She and other New Hampshire women were there to celebrate the historic milestone.
What was the real message that former president George H.W. Bush was sending when wearing these pink socks? The event was about his son, yet one would find their mind wondering about the speckled dark spots on top of bright pink socks.
How warm and fuzzy they must have felt. Look how comfortable and confident he was in wearing them at this historical event. Liza Donnelly, a Forbes online contributor who writes about culture and politics, wrote about her experience when engaging with the color pink.
In her article “How pink makes you think,” she writes: “My father asked me what color I wanted my new room. I thought that since I was a girl, the correct answer to the question was “pink,” so I told him I would like my room to be pink. He told me I probably will not like pink as I got older, and that yellow would be better. I followed his advice because I figured he knew me better than I did.”
The color pink is considered to be the most romantic of all the colors in the color pallet. Psychologists say it is the most tranquil color and is associated with femininity.
In the presence of pink, it becomes more difficult to be upset, forceful or hostile. The heart muscles cannot race fast enough and one’s emotions become calm.
Donald Trump, a business force to reckoned with, is known for wearing his salmon pink ties to board room meetings. Trump’s suits are certainly attractive enough in their own right. Yet, those pink ties steal the spotlight.
Trump truly takes his appearance of style to the next confidence level, wearing neckties that feature bright colors from cornflower blue and sunny yellow. He is also quite partial to the “power tie,” as we often see Trump wearing neckties that feature deep colors, rich shades of red and blue.
His favorite tie color, however, is the solid pink necktie. As a business man, he stays calm and shows confidence while wearing those pink ties.
Maybe that is the reason former president George H.W. Bush was wearing those loud pink socks. So was the senior President Bush trying to focus on the minds of women around the world, or show to men the way to execute the forms of leadership by wearing pink socks? The color pink is found to be emotionally beneficial in reducing anger and anxiety.
U.S. prisons are even painted the color pink to keep the prisoners calm. By wearing pink socks, George H.W. Bush stood out from the crowd of presidents.
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