Skip to comments.Mixed reviews for Obama's redecorated 'man cave'
Posted on 09/10/2010 7:40:38 PM PDT by fightinJAG
IT IS probably the most iconic room on the planet, the centre of world power and presumably the place where a US leader could push the nuclear button.
In the old days, US presidents kept the Oval Office pretty much as they found it. Franklin D Roosevelts curtains stayed on through the Eisenhower administration. Eisenhower marred the wooden parquet floor with his golf cleats. [snip]
In a high point of my first year in Washington, I briefly entered the inner sanctum on St Patricks Day. About a dozen journalists were brought in at the end of Taoiseach Brian Cowens meeting with Barack Obama. Nearly six months later, I cant remember what the Irish and American leaders said, but I have an indelible memory of Bo, the White House dog, gambolling on the lawn outside.
I stood with my colleagues behind the sofa, almost within arms reach of the Leader of the Free World. The atmosphere was one of jovial bonhomie. There wasnt a scrap of paper on the Resolute Desk, which was built of oak timbers from the HMS Resolute and given by Queen Victoria to Rutherford B Hayes in 1880. The office was much smaller than Id expected.
The office was redecorated while Barack Obama was on holiday in August. When he gave his this is not a victory speech on Iraq on August 31st, Americans glimpsed the new interior for the first time. The Washington Post and the New York Times devoted two pages each to the refit, complete with comparative photographs of the Clinton, Bush and Obama decors, and assessments from the nations top designers and political pundits.
George W Bush, whose favourite footwear was cowboy boots, chose Frederic Remingtons bronze Bronco Buster as his signature sculpture. Obama replaced it with
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The portraits of Che, Stalin and Lenin were covered for the press. The Karl Mark bust was explained away as a philosopher.
That jacka## is no man.
I’m sure you’re completely right!
It appears to be a “Furniture Barn” style. Cheap, rugged and ugly.
He is not a man.
Not honest enough to have it decorated with whatever he likes on display. Says dishonest to me.
I, for one, cannot even imagine Barack Obama having anything that even comes close to a “man cave.”
I did hear Laura Bush talking about Dubya’s new man cave in their TX home.
Yup, a hotel conference room: think room that hotel manager has been threatened into “donating” as a trade for a community organizer not calling for a demonstration in the hotel parking lot accusing said manager of some racist policy.
See my tagline...:)
Where is the fire pit in the floor?
Someone here on FR mused one day that it had to do with Obama's resentment learned from his father's views of England, being as Kenya was a colony of Britain.
Seems that thinking may have been right on track, as this article shows:
Ah, the “husband’s home country.”
What can be said?
Showing that his taste in completely in his mouth, the Oval Office looks like the lobby of a sleazy hotel . . . . . or a cheap whorehouse.
There’s ugly . . . . . and, then, there’s this monstrosity!!
“Seems that thinking may have been right on track, as this article shows:
How Obama Thinks.”
Nice article thank you.
I don't care who you are, that's funny.