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Progress: Obama Relaxes Draconian White House Dress Code
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Posted on 01/29/2009 4:06:04 PM PST by BenLurkin

Edited on 01/29/2009 5:01:15 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

“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 a 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.


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"Draconian"?

What idiot wrote that headline?

1 posted on 01/29/2009 4:06:05 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Natch’. He’s got to be comfy when he gets his drink on and his snack on. Chill baby.


2 posted on 01/29/2009 4:07:36 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: BenLurkin
"If Mr. Obama’s clock is looser than Mr. Bush’s, so too are his sartorial standards."

That hack politician could never hope to match any of his predecessor's standards.

3 posted on 01/29/2009 4:07:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.”

Not very “green” of him, is it.


4 posted on 01/29/2009 4:08:29 PM PST by Abigail Adams
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To: BenLurkin

inatspecial


5 posted on 01/29/2009 4:08:35 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: BenLurkin

Hope he don’t burn it down with a kerosene heater.


6 posted on 01/29/2009 4:08:46 PM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: BenLurkin

If he’s COLD...he could put on his JACKET.....just a thought.


7 posted on 01/29/2009 4:09:15 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tell the truth - GOEBBELIZATION (propaganda) is what many voters suffer from.....)
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To: BenLurkin

wanna bet the msm will be next? watch for sloppy starbucks dress coming to a news broadcast near you


8 posted on 01/29/2009 4:10:50 PM PST by devane617 (Republican's first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: Abigail Adams
Nope — but then cutting the carbon footprint is, like paying taxes, only for the little people.

Important members of the ruling elite are exempt.

9 posted on 01/29/2009 4:11:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: BenLurkin
“He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

That's because unlike you and me he doesn't have to pay the power bill. Meanwhile WWII vets are freezing to death in Detroit.

10 posted on 01/29/2009 4:12:05 PM PST by Natural Law
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To: BenLurkin

Well boys... get ready for the chittlin’ cookings on the front lawns... COOL Dude.

God... Please help America... it seems we can’t or won’t help ourselves.


11 posted on 01/29/2009 4:12:06 PM PST by Bubba (TERM LIMITS AMERICA... TERM LIMITS!)
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To: BenLurkin

My exact thoughts: Requiring a coat and tie in the Oval Office was Draconian? Good grief.

MM


12 posted on 01/29/2009 4:12:20 PM PST by MississippiMan
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To: BenLurkin

The Undocumented Exhibitionist is looking for an excuse to bare his “chiseled pecs” again.


13 posted on 01/29/2009 4:12:24 PM PST by hellbender
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To: BenLurkin

Exactly the thought I was having.

Words do have meaning. This is childish use of this one.


14 posted on 01/29/2009 4:12:35 PM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: FBI cuts off CAIR for contact with Hamas, Obama wants to talk to.)
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To: BenLurkin

His suit continues to be empty.

Believe me, if this is all they could find to write about Bush, the headline would be BUSH UNABLE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO PUT ON SUIT COAT.

This Kenyan-born guy is a big snore-bore. 4 years of this, huh?


15 posted on 01/29/2009 4:13:01 PM PST by laweeks
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To: devane617
Already happening. Was surfing through the channels when I spotted an info-female on MSNBC wearing a leather jacket over a shabby blouse.

She looked like she had come directly from a lesbian biker bar.

16 posted on 01/29/2009 4:13:22 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: BenLurkin
what if Barack was one of us
just a slob like one of us
just a stranger on a bus
tryin to make his way home
17 posted on 01/29/2009 4:14:05 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: BenLurkin

Familiar. Whats next - presidential oversight of the white house tennis court schedule?


18 posted on 01/29/2009 4:14:07 PM PST by skeeter
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To: BenLurkin

“He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

Where are the client police when you need them? Didn’t Obama state in the campaign that people don’t have to keep their thermostats at 72 all the time??


19 posted on 01/29/2009 4:14:19 PM PST by fightin bronco (If you counted on America remaining passive...you counted wrong)
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To: BenLurkin
"If Mr. Obama’s clock is looser than Mr. Bush’s, so too are his sartorial standards."

Given his Indonesian background, I'd say they were Soetorial standards...

20 posted on 01/29/2009 4:14:31 PM PST by mikrofon (Who woulda thought that Chicago was in Hawaii?)
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To: BenLurkin

If one doesn’t have respect for the Office, the Constitution, our Military, or our Country, there’s no point in looking professional.

Besides, after he’s been evicted from The Peoples House, he’s going to write another book, “Dress for Failure”.


21 posted on 01/29/2009 4:15:35 PM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: BenLurkin

...”with a top-secret intelligence briefing on security threats against the United States. Mr. Obama gets the “president’s daily brief” on Sundays as well, though unlike his predecessor, he does not necessarily put it first on his agenda.”


22 posted on 01/29/2009 4:16:41 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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To: goodnesswins

Not unexpected from a disrespectful slob.


23 posted on 01/29/2009 4:16:48 PM PST by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: BenLurkin

Just another way for the muslim mole to thumb his nose at America.


24 posted on 01/29/2009 4:16:51 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself)
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To: BenLurkin

“Under Mr. Bush, punctuality was a virtue. Meetings started early — the former president once locked Secretary of State Colin L. Powell out of the Cabinet Room when Mr. Powell showed up a few minutes late”

Hahhaha, that RULES!


25 posted on 01/29/2009 4:17:23 PM PST by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: BenLurkin

To some “journalists” it’s draconian to respect the office.


26 posted on 01/29/2009 4:17:30 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: BenLurkin; All
"Progress: Obama Relaxes Draconian White House Dress Code"


27 posted on 01/29/2009 4:17:32 PM PST by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B. BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: BenLurkin

But, but, but...I thought we weren’t going to be able to have our thermostats set at 72, eat as much as we want and drive our SUVs everywhere. Oh that’s right, we’re the peons. Only we have to follow the rules set by the one.


28 posted on 01/29/2009 4:18:27 PM PST by reformed_dem (You are my density)
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To: BenLurkin
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.”


"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times . . . and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK."

-The Dear Leader, President Barack Hussein Obama

29 posted on 01/29/2009 4:18:30 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: BenLurkin
If there is one thing Mr. Obama has not gotten around to changing, it is the Oval Office décor.

When Mr. Bush moved in, he exercised his presidential decorating prerogatives and asked his wife, Laura, to supervise the design of a new rug.

The former resident having left some nasty stains on the old rug.

30 posted on 01/29/2009 4:18:39 PM PST by Graybeard58
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To: BenLurkin

President Ulysses Grant was a clothes horse compared to this naif.


31 posted on 01/29/2009 4:21:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do." Bill Bennett)
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To: BenLurkin
‘I’ve got to do something about these plates.

There ya go, Mr. President! Get that important stuff done!

In the Obama White House, meetings start on time and often finish late.

A sure sign of managerial sloppiness.

a kind of comfortable calm that, Mr. Gergen said, reflects a man who “seems easygoing, not so full of himself.”

President Bush felt it important to treat the White House and the Oval Office with respect and dignity due rather than treating it like the branch office of Initech.

When 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

I would do that when I had nothing better to do at the moment. I would think that would not be possible for the President of the United States. Does he actually do anything?

32 posted on 01/29/2009 4:21:06 PM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: hellbender
The Undocumented Exhibitionist is looking for an excuse to bare his “chiseled pecs” again.

Careful, Chrissy Matthews may get all tingly again.

33 posted on 01/29/2009 4:21:44 PM PST by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: BenLurkin

“He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

Indeed. Yet we are told to turn our heat down, while at least 22 US citizens died this week in a cold storm, in our country. We are also told that we can’t drill for oil in our own country, instead, just check the air in your tires.

Obama-the-Failure is failing on all counts, more and more each day.


34 posted on 01/29/2009 4:23:50 PM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: MississippiMan

From class to trash.


35 posted on 01/29/2009 4:24:17 PM PST by mulligan (A)
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To: BenLurkin

Chill out moron. They had to let people take their jacket off so they wouldn’t die of heat stroke. It’s just the rest of us that can’t keep our thermostat on 72 degrees. His apparently is nearer to 82.


36 posted on 01/29/2009 4:26:05 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder when he'll start showing up in slippers, a stained Tshirt, and ripped sweats.

37 posted on 01/29/2009 4:27:26 PM PST by Starfleet Command
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To: BenLurkin

Didn’t the Klinton gang wear jeans in the WH too work?


38 posted on 01/29/2009 4:28:34 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Oscuma is a Chicago gangland punk, street thug. Simple as that.)
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To: BenLurkin
The Nan Hag is going to do her part




39 posted on 01/29/2009 4:29:12 PM PST by Fred ('The bigger the fix, the bigger the fool')
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To: Gator113

he’s lived in Chicago for decades! He was “from” Hawaii one time, but Chicago is MUCH more recent.


40 posted on 01/29/2009 4:31:53 PM PST by PghBaldy (Obama showing off his crotch: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=550_1210277599)
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To: fightin bronco
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added.

0 quotes

41 posted on 01/29/2009 4:34:15 PM PST by uptoolate (Shhh. If you listen real hard, God is speaking to America.)
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To: BenLurkin

The Children are back — Red Diaper Doper Babies, that is!


42 posted on 01/29/2009 4:35:35 PM PST by Polyxene (BHOisNMP - www.obamaclock.org)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh boy, lots to comment on:

“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.” 9 AM? Bush was usually in by 630.

“He reads several papers, eats breakfast with his family and helps pack his daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, off to school” That part is cool. He seems to be a good dad.

“The chance to be under the same roof with his kids, essentially to live over the store, to be able to see them whenever he wants, to wake up with them, have breakfast and dinner with them — that has made him a very happy man.” Must be nice.

“Under Mr. Bush, punctuality was a virtue. Meetings started early — the former president once locked Secretary of State Colin L. Powell out of the Cabinet Room when Mr. Powell showed up a few minutes late — and ended on time. In the Obama White House, meetings start on time and often finish late.” That’s hilarious.
If Mr. Obama’s clock is looser than Mr. Bush’s, so too are his sartorial standards. Over the weekend, Mr. Obama’s first in office, his aides did not quite know how to dress. Some showed up in jeans (another no-no under Mr. Bush), some in coats and ties.

“Mr. Obama gets the “president’s daily brief” on Sundays as well, though unlike his predecessor, he does not necessarily put it first on his agenda. “ That is BS. Not only is he in almost three hours later than GWB, but he pushes the PDB back to, oh-whenever-o’clock.

Shows how seriously he takes national security.


43 posted on 01/29/2009 4:36:06 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: BenLurkin

GWB wearing a coat and tie was a show of respect for the office he held.

The magic marxist doesn’t respect(or love for that matter) the country so he certainly isn’t going to show respect for the office he’s occupying.


44 posted on 01/29/2009 4:36:29 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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To: Abigail Adams

That’s what I was thinking. What a bunch of hypocrits!


45 posted on 01/29/2009 4:36:30 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: BenLurkin

“Draconian”?
What idiot wrote that headline?

Some idiot whose editor believes in casual Fridays 7 days a week?


46 posted on 01/29/2009 4:37:09 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: BenLurkin
But Mr. Obama tends to roam the halls

He didn't really attend school in Chicago, did he?

47 posted on 01/29/2009 4:37:10 PM PST by Krodg
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To: PghBaldy

One more reason his position on this is ridiculous. We go to the Island for 2 weeks every two years. Once home in Washington state, we freeze for a couple of weeks and the body adjusts.

Obama is even a failure on this explanation.

Oh, perhaps when he said his administration was going to be more transparent, he just meant they were going to dress down for work.


48 posted on 01/29/2009 4:39:39 PM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: Gator113
Nah.....we've been bambi-boozled with an Alien...

TUVOK, is that you???? We know you kept your Quarters hotter.

Or has Beyonce got ur pom phar in overdrive???


49 posted on 01/29/2009 4:40:03 PM PST by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: Fred

I am filling charges and you’re going to jail for that assault to my eyes.


50 posted on 01/29/2009 4:41:23 PM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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