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Obama brings relaxed style to presidency (Oval office dress code)
ChicagoTribune.com ^ | January 29, 2009 | Frank James

Posted on 01/29/2009 1:18:06 PM PST by mmanager

President Barack Obama has brought a more relaxed style to the White House, according to Sheryl Gay Stolberg of the New York Times, among other things going suit coat-less in the Oval Office and allowing others to do the same.

Obama critics will probably hold this against him and mark him down as disrespecting the presidency.

But the Oval Office is an office after all, even if it is the world's most famous one. At bottom, it is a work space albeit it holds an almost sacred place in the hearts of many Americans.

Most Americans probably won't begrudge Obama the comfort of being able to doff his suit coat in the Oval. They've got bigger worries these days.

Indeed, they'll likely accept the image of him in his shirtsleeves as evidence of an executive working hard to solve the nation's problems.

One of the story's most memorable anecdotes is actually not about Obama but former President George Bush and it was told by Dan Bartlet who was a senior adviser to Obama's predecessor.

(Excerpt) Read more at swamppolitics.com ...


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Another example of the disrespect he has. I'm sure baggy pants will be allowed as well. Probably someone has to flash a gang sign to get in as well.
1 posted on 01/29/2009 1:18:07 PM PST by mmanager
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To: mmanager
Obama is a pig and now it's called “relaxed”.
2 posted on 01/29/2009 1:18:44 PM PST by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: mmanager

If he starts wearing a sideways cap....


3 posted on 01/29/2009 1:20:13 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: mmanager

blatant disregard for the office he now occupies.

the man has dissed the office..


4 posted on 01/29/2009 1:20:26 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A democrat will break your leg, then hand you a crutch and take credit for your being able to walk.)
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To: mmanager

So our little community organizer is also tacky!


5 posted on 01/29/2009 1:20:43 PM PST by avacado
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To: mmanager; Revolting cat!
Indeed, they'll likely accept the image of him in his shirtsleeves as evidence of an executive working hard to solve the nation's problems.

As much as they'll accept this image of him in a flowing shirt with a pet unicorn.


6 posted on 01/29/2009 1:22:02 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: mmanager

Why doesn’t he just wear Bermuda shorts and have the women wear bikinis? Come on Obambi, relax bud. Take a load off. Off what I don’t know, because he sure doesn’t have a mind.

Imagine the damage Carter would have done to the Presidency by wearing shorts. Gag...


7 posted on 01/29/2009 1:22:09 PM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: 01/22/09 Obama hands the hope of the unborn to terrorists.)
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To: avacado

Why didn’t he dress down as editor at Harvard or as a Communistity Organizizer?


8 posted on 01/29/2009 1:22:36 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: mmanager

Taxing and spending is such hard work.


9 posted on 01/29/2009 1:22:38 PM PST by Nachum
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To: mmanager


________________________________________________________


Rapper 'Ludacris'

Lyrics to Ludacris' Obama rap song, "Obama Is Here":

"Hey... I'm back on it

like I just signed my record deal, yeah the best is here

The Bentley Coupe paint is drippin wet, it got sex appeal

Never shoulda hated, you never shoulda doubted him

With a slot in the President's iPod, Obama shouted him

Said I handled my biz and I'm one of his favorite rappers

Well give Luda a special pardon if I'm ever in the slammer

Better yet put me in office, make me a Vice President

Hillary hated on you so that bitch is irrelevant

Now Jesse talkin slick and apologizin for WHAT~?!

If you said it then you MEANT it how you want it, head or gut

And all you other politicians tryin to hate on my man

Watch us win majority vote in every STATE on my man

You cain't stop what's 'bout to happen, we 'bout to make history

The first black President it's destined and it's meant to be

The threats ain't fazin us, the nooses or the jokes

Get off your ass black people it's time to get out and vote

Paint the White House black and I'm sure that's got 'em terrified

McCain don't belong in ANY chair unless he's paralyzed

Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped

Ball up all of his speeches and just throw 'em like candy wraps

Cause what you talkin I hear nothin even relevant

And you the worst of all 43 Presidents

Get out and vote, or the end'll be near

And the world is ready for change cause Obama is here

YEAHHH! Cause Obama is here

The world is ready for change cause Obama is here

Yeahhhh, cause Obama is here

Say world is ready for change cause Obama is here

Hey!

http://lyrics.rapbasement.com/Ludacris_Politics%20(Obama%20Is%20Here)_lyrics_2129.html


10 posted on 01/29/2009 1:22:50 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: mmanager
Ronald Reagan was so in awe of what the office stood for, he would only wear a suit and tie when spending time in it.
11 posted on 01/29/2009 1:22:53 PM PST by Tony O (hibobbi!)
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To: mmanager
But the Oval Office is an office after all, even if it is the world's most famous one. At bottom, it is a work space albeit it holds an almost sacred place in the hearts of many Americans.

And in my office, we are required to wear suits...the men manage to keep their jackets on. I've yet to hear one of my mail co-workers say he was "at the office" so he can dress down.

Besides, I thought it was cold enough at the White House for 0 to raise the temperature...why not just keep his jacket on and not raise the temperature.

He is a disrespectful fool.
12 posted on 01/29/2009 1:23:11 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan (I no longer have a President. I just pray in four years I still have a country.)
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To: mmanager

TOTAL lack of decorum, dignity, and respect for the Office of the President and this country. Speaks VOLUMES. Grrrrrrrr.


13 posted on 01/29/2009 1:23:22 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Uuuuuuuum, uh, uh...............aaannnnnnd....................................................um.)
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To: avacado

If I’m not mistaken, wasn’t Clinton similar in his relaxed approach. I think I read that people were taken aback when Bush got in and demanded everyone dress appropriately and be at meetings punctually. I don’t see it as much as a disrespect for the office as much as I see it as a reflection of the man. Half Assed.


14 posted on 01/29/2009 1:23:47 PM PST by aureliusss (who is John Galt?)
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To: DoughtyOne
Why doesn’t he just wear Bermuda shorts and have the women wear bikinis?


15 posted on 01/29/2009 1:24:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: mmanager

America does’t seem to care.


16 posted on 01/29/2009 1:24:30 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: mmanager

Besides, good muslims never wear ties.


17 posted on 01/29/2009 1:24:32 PM PST by Nachum
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To: mmanager

The Clintons never did this.... Oh, wait...


18 posted on 01/29/2009 1:24:33 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
Besides, I thought it was cold enough at the White House for 0 to raise the temperature...why not just keep his jacket on and not raise the temperature.

He should put an extra sweater on if he is going to tell all of us to do that...


19 posted on 01/29/2009 1:25:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: Tony O

If you read the article it sounds like all Presidents required a coat and tie.


20 posted on 01/29/2009 1:26:30 PM PST by mmanager (It is time to prune the tree.)
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Just another disrespectful scumbag. Dime a dozen.


21 posted on 01/29/2009 1:26:59 PM PST by freeplancer (McCain Voters Catch the Lobsters-Obama Voters Eat Them)
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To: a fool in paradise

Ouch! LOL, he didn’t wear that in the Oval Office did he. I doubt it.


22 posted on 01/29/2009 1:27:16 PM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: 01/22/09 Obama hands the hope of the unborn to terrorists.)
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To: mmanager

Mr. 0bama doesn’t respect the White House or America, so why should he have any standards that would show respect?


23 posted on 01/29/2009 1:27:29 PM PST by pallis
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To: mmanager

Relaxed style = Dress like a slob.


24 posted on 01/29/2009 1:27:32 PM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: mmanager
Yeah...you'd need to keep your suit coat on if you turned down the thermostat and was doing your part in ‘energy conservation’ you hypocrite!!!
25 posted on 01/29/2009 1:27:38 PM PST by top 2 toe red ("My Christmas prayer for our country, please God, make obummer a one termer." hdbc)
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To: Nachum
Besides, good muslims never wear ties.

These are just "pajamas". Casual dress code.

26 posted on 01/29/2009 1:28:20 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: mmanager

Suited Reagan = doofus

Pantsless Clinton = intelligent

Suited Bush = doofus

Jacketless 0bama = hard worker


27 posted on 01/29/2009 1:28:48 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: mmanager

It annoys me more that the MSM thinks that this makes him better than President Bush. He’s one of us and Bush wasn’t. It’s just getting creepy how much they kiss his behind.


28 posted on 01/29/2009 1:29:27 PM PST by beandog
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To: Beagle8U
Relaxed style = Dress like a slob.

If "dress" doesn't matter, then he should have no problem with press photographers catching him in his daily work attire or making an address to the nation in less than a suit and tie.

29 posted on 01/29/2009 1:29:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: Tony O
You must have not read the article, George W did the same and they were criticizing him for it.
30 posted on 01/29/2009 1:30:14 PM PST by top 2 toe red ("My Christmas prayer for our country, please God, make obummer a one termer." hdbc)
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To: mmanager
Obama brings relaxed style to presidency

Yeah, because in this day & age of global love, we should all just loosen up.

31 posted on 01/29/2009 1:30:16 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: DoughtyOne

I don’t think they have palm trees at the White House.


32 posted on 01/29/2009 1:30:52 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: mmanager

People can’t be surprised by this! He’s shown zero respect for the Constitution, the military, veterans, conservatives and now the Oval Office. It’s his MO. This is how it will be be for 4-8 years. “He Won”.


33 posted on 01/29/2009 1:31:03 PM PST by albie
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To: mmanager

Much ado about nothing. Again, we lament form over substance. There is so much more wrong with this infanticidal maniac, that we look petty by focusing on characteristics that don’t matter. Get a grip.


34 posted on 01/29/2009 1:31:23 PM PST by OriginalChristian (If you can't get Life right, nothing else you think or say matters....)
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To: Nachum

35 posted on 01/29/2009 1:31:46 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: mmanager

I wonder if he will have any interns bring pizza to the Oval Office while he’s in it?


36 posted on 01/29/2009 1:32:06 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

blatant disregard for the office he now occupies.

the man has dissed the office..”

He also has the heat turned way up because “being from Hawaii, he doesn’t like to be cold”.

Tells us we cannot use energy, but he is the RULER, and he can do as he wishes.

For all of you who voted for the ONE—I hope you reap the folly of this action—the sooner the better.


37 posted on 01/29/2009 1:33:52 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Tony O
Ronald Reagan was so in awe of what the office stood for, he would only wear a suit and tie when spending time in it.

And Obama's pre-teen daughters will be doing their homework on Lincoln's desk.

Malia Obama Calls Dibs on Lincoln's Desk (ABC News 11-26-2008 ABC News)

38 posted on 01/29/2009 1:34:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: mmanager

0bamessiah turned up the thermostat in the Oval Orifice so he could work in shirtsleeves.

He’s killing Mommy Earth!


39 posted on 01/29/2009 1:34:38 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Dissent is Patriotic. Palin 2012!)
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To: ridesthemiles

20 years in Chicago and he doesn’t like to be cold.


40 posted on 01/29/2009 1:34:41 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: DoughtyOne

Folks don’t realize that the President, or BHO’s “Precedent” status, actually has an office just off the oval office. The oval office is ceremonial for official acts and visits etc . All the real work and meetings with “staff” are supposed to be accomplished in that working office.

Obamainista trash may as well duct tape a basketball hoop on the wall using the presidential seal as a backboard. He and his handlers are all about disrespect for the office...... were I told I was President of the US tomorrow I couldn’t steam clean and remodel that place enough to get the stench of sedition and disrespect out of it....

Just my opinion....


41 posted on 01/29/2009 1:35:06 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: mmanager

Chicago style politics in the Oval Office.

Not much of an improvement from the bubba administration.


42 posted on 01/29/2009 1:35:41 PM PST by Carley (Remember when we had a real President)
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To: OriginalChristian
We didn't bring it up! They did...praising obama for his working-get-it-done attitude! Read the article before you start admonishing someone, eh?
43 posted on 01/29/2009 1:36:22 PM PST by top 2 toe red ("My Christmas prayer for our country, please God, make obummer a one termer." hdbc)
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44 posted on 01/29/2009 1:36:23 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: a fool in paradise

I didn’t say or infer these were on White House property? I also noted the Palm trees. The discussion here was about the Oval Office, but I didn’t characterize your photos in a manner other than to allude to the shirts being a little loud. I merely asked a question.


45 posted on 01/29/2009 1:36:45 PM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: 01/22/09 Obama hands the hope of the unborn to terrorists.)
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To: DoughtyOne

He SURE did.


46 posted on 01/29/2009 1:37:15 PM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: mmanager

What Would Reagan Do?


47 posted on 01/29/2009 1:37:48 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: a fool in paradise

Sure, fat a$$ mikie will fit right in at Zero’s office.

Moron voters elected a slob gangbanger potus.


48 posted on 01/29/2009 1:37:54 PM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: mmanager
As charter schools in inner cities require uniforms and dress codes for their students because there is a belief that there is a relationship between dress and behavior, shouldn't the new shining example actually be an example of something other than hypocrisy.
49 posted on 01/29/2009 1:39:40 PM PST by madinmadtown (BO stinks..)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

In other words he is an arrogant, self-absorbed, ignorant, America hating clod. Well, DUH!


50 posted on 01/29/2009 1:40:34 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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