Skip to comments.Vanity Curious about the Gold Curtain behind Obama
Posted on 01/29/2009 7:24:04 AM PST by Global2010
I googled all variations but could not find an answer.
When Obama came out to speak about his stimulas package yesterday Weds Feb 28 ish there was this very bright Gold curtain behind him with what looked like the Pres. seal embossed on it.
Is this new as I never noticed it with Bush.
My taste is more in the earth tone decor so when I see lotsa Gold and Chandalier decor I really notice it cause I personally find it gaudy.
It may have been just the decor of the WH house room he spoke from.
I know some of the rooms have that kind of decor from the past.
It’s a taste of the new White House Bling Bling.
Coming soon, the Africa Room.
I hear ya, but Arabs loves that stuff.
be more curious about who is behind it!
Did some searching in photo archives and can’t find any of President Bush using that color, he almost always had blue.
That’s a new one for me too. It looks like he’s visiting the Saudis or some other country with no taste.
I wondered about how this man would take to our country’s colors. He tended to avoid them like the plague during his campaign. He loved that ugly UN baby blue for all his logos.
Can he live with the brash Red, White and Blue? I think he cannot.
Exactly - I have a mental image of George Soros back there pulling levers and twirling wheels!
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
Its the naterial they plan to use for his wifes new dashiki. Given the girth of her backside they will need quite a lot of material too.
I assume you meant Jan 28...and as far as the gold curtain goes...that's the dress that the little wife wore on inauguration day. LOL
Pay for the curtains now using taxpayer money,
use the fabric later for Michelle's future outfits after they are no longer President.
Hey, you are supposed to pay NO attention to the man behind the curtain!
It’s not a curtain, it’s just Michelle’s inaugural dress hanging up behind him...
Yes. Givin all the ribbing we have been doing on in the media about the Messiah Gold Crown ect ect one would think he would tone it down a bit.
It just IMO opens him up to more jokes from folks.
But then again as Michelle has said on so many occasions the ribbng does not bother them.
But seriously bright Gold?
It could be the curtains in the Oval Office and just that they're closed, not opened. I don't think there's any sublimnal message here.
Obama has aged about 20 years since coming into office.
He will never last the distance of 4 years.
It may just be to provide better photographic contrast. Obama in front of earth tones could blend into the background quite easily.
Not thinking subliminal more like too bright/gaudy and ritzy fakish looking.
Like in the old old movies with Kings and every thing on the movie set in bright Gold.
I watched the tour of the White House with Laura and also the History of the White House decor.
Some of the rooms were IMO so beautiful then they would show a glitz in Gold ect decor and KV liked that style.
Had I not seen those to shows the decor would probably not be so obvious to me.
All new Presidents get to re-decorate the private, family quarters of the WH. The Obamas (ironically) hired designer Michael Smith (the same one who did the CITI executive office re-do). The public areas (like the Press room, Map room are maintained as all the rest of the WH is, by the Federal Govt (Park Service?) But as to any color choices, chandeliers, etc the Obamas would have no input.
It’s very imperial. And tacky. And what’s with that stuff behind dem senators? Black with Caesar type wreaths... My cop daughter says it looks like curtains in the projects.
Wow, either the photographer just happened to take a really bad shot or this guy(won’t call him president, sorry) is looking a bit rough. It’s been, what, a week?
(screaming in decor gone bad mode) LOL
See now King Vanity loves that look (well kinda goes with his screen name)
But boy you hit the ugley gaudy nail on the head with that pic IMO.
Lets Pray the only throne he sits on is the one in the bathroom.
“It could be the curtains in the Oval Office and just that they’re closed, not opened. I don’t think there’s any sublimnal message here.”
You must be a straight guy. No way those are the same fabric. The pattern in back of Bush is ivory with muted gold shield print. In back of Obama is bright gold on gold cherubs and other silly stuff.
I remember seeing that as well (History Channel or maybe HGTV). What was cool was they would show a piece (guady to modern tastes) but then explain this came from the Palace of Versailles, a gift to the United States from the french gov’t, etc. I would guess most pieces of furniture there are historic because of who gave them to the US, when they given and why they were presented.
I would rather have seen a brown curtain behind him. Then we would not have been able to see him.
True or give him that olive green hue.
He looks positively ill and as if he just sucked on lemons. His face is starting to droop.
when was this photo taken?
What has changed is that an extra panel of curtains has been placed behind the podium where a painting once was.
No more please I beg you.
There was a big to do during the race about his having hair coloring done. One day, he would have a serious meeting and his hair would have gray in it. The next day, he would be speaking to an MTV audience and all the gray was colored out. We had a joke you can tell what image he wanted to portray based on his hair color- gray for serious and seasoned, no gray for youth and energy.
Thanks for the factual decor input.
Well, first, yes I am.
Second, it probably is a different set of drapes. I posted that picture because someone upthread said they thought Bush “always had blue.” But, the intensity and proximity of the lighthing could indeed make the gold appear yellow on TV.
Bottom line is, it’s not that big of a deal. If it makes him look bad, his image people will revise the look.
I said it and apparently I was wrong.. I was searching archives for press conference images and didn’t think of speech images from the oval office.
Very good find.
And yup there are the chandeliers.
I think it was seeing the WH docs on decor that made it too obvious when the new guy was in front of them.
It will be Michelle’s next dress. :)
Here ya go!
Dsngit, EV, there’s supposed to be a lion on the new massah’s throne. He be the new Lyin’ king, after all...
Wasn’t that the scene where Dorothy said, “Why! You’re just a big FAKE!”?
There's a joke in there somewhere.
"How do you know Obama's lying?"
Something like that to the so called wizard behind the curtain.
Do you have a link to his web site?
I did, but it slipped my mind, sorry.
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