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White House Unbuttons Formal Dress Code (POTUS AGW HYPOCRITE)
nytime ^ | 1/28/2009 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

Posted on 01/29/2009 8:55:03 AM PST by milwguy

The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

Thus did an ironclad rule of the George W. Bush administration — coat and tie in the Oval Office at all times — fall by the wayside, only the first of many signs that a more informal culture is growing up in the White House under new management. Mr. Obama promised to bring change to Washington and he has — not just in substance, but in presidential style.

Although his presidency is barely a week old, some of Mr. Obama’s work habits are already becoming clear. He shows up at the Oval Office shortly before 9 in the morning, roughly two hours later than his early-to-bed, early-to-rise predecessor. Mr. Obama likes to have his workout — weights and cardio — first thing in the morning, at 6:45. (Mr. Bush slipped away to exercise midday.)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho2009; bho44; bhowhitehouse; dresscodes; globalwarming; gore; hypocrisy; obama; weakling
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Shows up two hours later than Bush, cranks up the thermostat on the taxpayers dime. Only a week in and Obama already showing his true colors. Elitism, and 'do as I say, not as I do' mentality already starting to wear people thin. I do not see his approval ratings staying high for very long as he is all style, no substance.
1 posted on 01/29/2009 8:55:04 AM PST by milwguy
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To: milwguy; IrishCatholic; Normandy; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; Fiddlstix; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 01/29/2009 8:57:05 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaNation: Tax cheat sworn in as Treasury Secretary --- you can't make this stuff up !!!)
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To: milwguy

The “little people” can sacrifice, donchaknow...


3 posted on 01/29/2009 8:57:25 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: milwguy

He’s our Pop President. Casual is the name of the game as his frontmen (thugs) do his dirty work. And the taxpayers foot the bill.


4 posted on 01/29/2009 8:58:36 AM PST by sarasota
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To: milwguy
cranks up the thermostat

But I thought that the world wouldn't put up with us if we had our themostat set to 72? And Obamanation has it set high enough to grow orchids?

5 posted on 01/29/2009 8:58:52 AM PST by AmusedBystander (Democrats' new lament: I voted for "hope & change" and all I got is "shuck & jive".)
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To: steelyourfaith

“hen Mr. Bush wanted to see a member of his staff, the aide was summoned to the Oval Office. But Mr. Obama tends to roam the halls”

KInd of like that manager you had that never did any work, they were never at their desk because they were just wandering around the building all day.


6 posted on 01/29/2009 9:00:37 AM PST by Holicheese (Get up Tom Brady, get up! PLEASE!!)
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To: milwguy
Shows up two hours later than Bush,

Reagan was famously nine-to-five.

7 posted on 01/29/2009 9:02:24 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: milwguy
Elitism, and 'do as I say, not as I do' mentality already starting to wear people thin.

I have my doubts. Reagan and Bush never removed their coats in the Oval Office. Clinton ... well ... removing his coat was the least of our worries. I imagine the socialists are happy to have any president at all and thrilled to have one who (so far) keeps his pants on at work.

8 posted on 01/29/2009 9:02:28 AM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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To: milwguy

seriously, what’s the big deal on this stuff?
he works out before work instead of in the middle, big deal.
so, he cranks up the heat, again, so? means he’s less likely to blast the air conditioning in the summer.
no jacket? sorry, that just doesn’t seem like a big deal. come on, there’s so many more important issues to worry about instead of wasting time on this petty crap.
i’d be more concerned that the biggest thing that nyt is going after him on is whether or not he wears a jacket. what about the stimulus? what about the arabian interviews? birth certificate? his connections to know corrupt officials?


9 posted on 01/29/2009 9:02:38 AM PST by absolootezer0 (thank God for Chicago: makes Detroit look wholesome by comparison.)
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To: milwguy
There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat. “He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?”

So, naturally he moves to Chicago.

10 posted on 01/29/2009 9:02:45 AM PST by Poison Pill (Help, I've voted Republican and I can't get up!)
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To: AmusedBystander

what about all that evil carbon he is emitting into the atmosphere?


11 posted on 01/29/2009 9:03:11 AM PST by Billg64 (LOL ROFL Senator Mccain for what????)
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To: AmusedBystander

“And Obamanation has it set high enough to grow orchids?”

He might BE an orchid, for all we know...where’s his birth certificate???


12 posted on 01/29/2009 9:03:11 AM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: Holicheese

Isn’t there a Federal law on the themostat setting in Federal Buildings?
Somebody should sue to enforce them.


13 posted on 01/29/2009 9:03:59 AM PST by Oldexpat (Drill Here, Drill There..we must drill everywhere.)
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To: Holicheese

He’s showing that he’s “in charge” to rule!


14 posted on 01/29/2009 9:04:07 AM PST by Clock King (Radical Conservatives, arise!)
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To: absolootezer0

Try to keep up. He’s the Anti-Christ, doncha know.


15 posted on 01/29/2009 9:04:14 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: milwguy

Let’s all send the WH a message that we have to wear sweaters in order to be GREEN for conservation and we expect the WH to do the same.

We need to make an issue every time we catch him not living up to his campaign speeches!
I am sending one now. Please join me.


16 posted on 01/29/2009 9:05:43 AM PST by IceAge
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To: AmusedBystander
But I thought that the world wouldn't put up with us if we had our themostat set to 72?

72 degrees, no. But apparently 75° is just dandy.

17 posted on 01/29/2009 9:05:46 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: milwguy
Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket

Klinton often didn't wear pants ...

18 posted on 01/29/2009 9:05:49 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty ("Let his days be few, and let another take his office." Psalm 109:8)
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To: milwguy
“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

WTF is he from Illinois, Hawaii or Kenya?

19 posted on 01/29/2009 9:06:06 AM PST by Cyman
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To: absolootezer0

“seriously, what’s the big deal on this stuff?”

I got your big deal, right here;

http://gaffenation.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/ocommunism-obama-proposes-marshall-law-on-thermostats-and-suvs/


20 posted on 01/29/2009 9:06:21 AM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: Poison Pill
“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod,

Expected a better excuse from Axelrod. Maybe, he's from hell and likes it hot.

21 posted on 01/29/2009 9:06:36 AM PST by Recon Dad (Marsoc Dad)
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To: milwguy
Wish I could show up to work around 9:00 AM.

I'm lucky if they're not looking for me at 7:30 AM.

22 posted on 01/29/2009 9:06:59 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: milwguy
You can't have your thermostat at 72.....

He's from Hawaii has nothing to do with it. He treats the Office like it's a Community Center.

23 posted on 01/29/2009 9:08:06 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: AmusedBystander

Wonder when the last time Obamachev had the air pressure checked in his tires?


24 posted on 01/29/2009 9:08:14 AM PST by y6162
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To: AmusedBystander

maybe he’s going to learn that we as humans can make their own choices, if they can pay the bills. or in his case, if WE can pay the bills.


25 posted on 01/29/2009 9:10:48 AM PST by cetarist
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To: milwguy

Elect me and i’ll ban suits in the White House totally!!!!

I still have the suit I was married in 51 years ago and there is no way i’ll wear it out before I die.

Average wearing in the last 50 years is probably 1/2 times per year.


26 posted on 01/29/2009 9:11:09 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
Reagan was famously nine-to-five.

Obama seems to have more of a DC lawyer schedule (not surprising, really). He starts the day later, but seems to stay later, too. My schedule's similar- never really understood the people who started their work day at 7 in the morning. Seems kind of masochistic.

That said, he's going to need to learn to streamline his meetings. That's a major time sink.

I'm also kind of okay with the more business casual approach, but that's because I probably wear a suit to work 1-2 times a year.

I'm ambivalent on the whole visiting subordinates in their offices. I do that quite a bit, but I'm not sure it's Presidential.

27 posted on 01/29/2009 9:11:43 AM PST by Citizen Blade ("A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy" -Benjamin Disraeli)
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To: milwguy

There is a picture of O walking in the snow with is overcoat over his arm. He is not wearing the coat.

The liars are so busy lying they have lost their minds.

Next thing we know he’ll be wearing his backwards baseball hat in the oval office.


28 posted on 01/29/2009 9:12:29 AM PST by Carley (Remember when we had a real President)
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To: Recon Dad

“Expected a better excuse from Axelrod. Maybe, he’s from hell and likes it hot.”

Or he’s a snake and snakes need a warm enviornment to survive.


29 posted on 01/29/2009 9:12:50 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: milwguy
had cranked up the thermostat.

But I'm supposed to keep mine set to 66 degrees, right?

30 posted on 01/29/2009 9:13:51 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and...)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

“Us” little people will be told to “wear a sweater” again.


31 posted on 01/29/2009 9:13:59 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Sometimes, I guess there's just not enough bags of popcorn.)
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To: milwguy

So will the media add up the hours that Obambi is wasting in the morning and compare them to the running total of Bush Vacation days?


32 posted on 01/29/2009 9:14:04 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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33 posted on 01/29/2009 9:14:18 AM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: AmusedBystander

Does their leftist Idol still smoke cigarettes? I heard he “quit” but started again. They villianize the rest of America for smoking. Somehow I doubt that he goes out to the north forty every 30 minutes.


34 posted on 01/29/2009 9:15:49 AM PST by BBT
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To: milwguy

“We can’t continue to drive our SUV’s, keep our thermastats at 72*........”

Sound familiar to anyone but me?


35 posted on 01/29/2009 9:17:13 AM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Holicheese

Business author Tom Peters says that “management by wandering around” is a technique of successful CEOs.


36 posted on 01/29/2009 9:17:13 AM PST by drubyfive
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To: milwguy

We’ve kept our thermostat at 65 all winter to save money, as our utility rates went up.

It’s more important for me to give my money to O to stay warm. /sarcasm


37 posted on 01/29/2009 9:17:17 AM PST by Reddy
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To: milwguy
Mr. Obama’s work habits are already becoming clear. He shows up at the Oval Office shortly before 9 in the morning, roughly two hours later than his early-to-bed, early-to-rise predecessor.

Not to worry, he'll learn his way around after while.

38 posted on 01/29/2009 9:17:56 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: milwguy
So how long is it before zer0 appears in the oval office wearing this typical Muslim dress?


39 posted on 01/29/2009 9:21:33 AM PST by Joiseydude (Obama: "Putting my ideals into effect are more important than your safety from terrorist acts")
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To: milwguy
“He looked around,” said one of his guests, retired Rear Adm. John D. Hutson, “and said, ‘I’ve got to do something about these plates. I’m not really a plates kind of guy.’ ”

Another hard hitting expose on the new President by those much feared investigative journalists at the NY Times.

I dont see how the Obama administration will be able to survive under such relentless pressure, its scandalous behavior being made public like this. I predict calls for impeachment from his fellow Democrats within a month.

/heavy sarcasm

40 posted on 01/29/2009 9:22:22 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: milwguy
“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod

As John McEnroe would say "you have got to be kidding me, right?". Who let this maroon speak to the press.

41 posted on 01/29/2009 9:23:09 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Joiseydude

At least it lacks the Compass, Square, and Rule ;o)


42 posted on 01/29/2009 9:24:05 AM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: drubyfive

I read Thriving on Chaos. he said that we had to be more like Japan with Government and business working together. The Japanese economy collapsed and didn’t come out of its duldrums for decades.
I have never been a huge fan of his.


43 posted on 01/29/2009 9:25:02 AM PST by Holicheese (Get up Tom Brady, get up! PLEASE!!)
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To: milwguy
So Little Barry Obama is breaking with his role model Jimmy Carter by turning up the heat. And then he takes off his jacket. So much for global warming.
44 posted on 01/29/2009 9:25:42 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (CPA, MBA needs a job - referrals welcome)
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To: milwguy

Is Obama really stupid enough to take-off his jacket to get warmer?


45 posted on 01/29/2009 9:26:32 AM PST by pabianice
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To: BBT

He had to pop a piece of gum immediately after the Bushes left in the helicopter.


46 posted on 01/29/2009 9:27:45 AM PST by Feline_AIDS (Because canine AIDS ain't funny.)
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To: milwguy

Wasn’t the press lauding Little Barry as the “flinty” President from Chicago for criticizing the closing of schools for a little ice?


47 posted on 01/29/2009 9:28:39 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (CPA, MBA needs a job - referrals welcome)
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To: Oldexpat

I believe you’re right but details have escaped my memory.


48 posted on 01/29/2009 9:29:20 AM PST by mcshot ("prepare to ditch" Sully 01/09)
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To: milwguy

He can’t have it both ways. Yesterday he was dissing DC for closing schools, when in Chicago they not only don’t close schools for snow, but the kids go outside for recess.


49 posted on 01/29/2009 9:29:39 AM PST by shotdog
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To: Joiseydude
So how long is it before zer0 appears in the oval office wearing this typical Muslim dress?

You mean like this.


50 posted on 01/29/2009 9:29:46 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 5 year old son with Down Syndrome. He's a wonderful gift.)
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