Skip to comments.White House Unbuttons Formal Dress Code (POTUS AGW HYPOCRITE)
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.
Hes from Hawaii, O.K.? said Mr. Obamas 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. Obamas 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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The “little people” can sacrifice, donchaknow...
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.
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?
“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.
Reagan was famously nine-to-five.
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.
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?
So, naturally he moves to Chicago.
what about all that evil carbon he is emitting into the atmosphere?
“And Obamanation has it set high enough to grow orchids?”
He might BE an orchid, for all we know...where’s his birth certificate???
Isn’t there a Federal law on the themostat setting in Federal Buildings?
Somebody should sue to enforce them.
He’s showing that he’s “in charge” to rule!
Try to keep up. He’s the Anti-Christ, doncha know.
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.
72 degrees, no. But apparently 75° is just dandy.
Klinton often didn't wear pants ...
WTF is he from Illinois, Hawaii or Kenya?
“seriously, whats the big deal on this stuff?”
I got your big deal, right here;
Expected a better excuse from Axelrod. Maybe, he's from hell and likes it hot.
I'm lucky if they're not looking for me at 7:30 AM.
He's from Hawaii has nothing to do with it. He treats the Office like it's a Community Center.
Wonder when the last time Obamachev had the air pressure checked in his tires?
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
But I'm supposed to keep mine set to 66 degrees, right?
“Us” little people will be told to “wear a sweater” again.
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?
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.
“We can’t continue to drive our SUV’s, keep our thermastats at 72*........”
Sound familiar to anyone but me?
Business author Tom Peters says that “management by wandering around” is a technique of successful CEOs.
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
Not to worry, he'll learn his way around after while.
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.
As John McEnroe would say "you have got to be kidding me, right?". Who let this maroon speak to the press.
At least it lacks the Compass, Square, and Rule ;o)
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.
Is Obama really stupid enough to take-off his jacket to get warmer?
He had to pop a piece of gum immediately after the Bushes left in the helicopter.
Wasn’t the press lauding Little Barry as the “flinty” President from Chicago for criticizing the closing of schools for a little ice?
I believe you’re right but details have escaped my memory.
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.
You mean like this.