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Buchanan: Never Seen A Prez In Shirtsleeves In Oval Office Before
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 01/22/2009 8:34:40 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Pat Buchanan has seen many a president move through the Oval Office, but never one dressed the way Pres. Obama was yesterday. On today’s Morning Joe, Buchanan reacted to a photo on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Pat, you took note of the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Something doesn’t seem right to you.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Pat, you’re a little concerned.

BRZEZINSKI: He’s very concerned. Pat, I’m going to hold it up.

PAT BUCHANAN: I’m surprised.

BRZEZINSKI: You’re surprised?

BUCHANAN: Yeah. In the Oval Office, the President of the United States. I have never seen a president in shirtsleeves in the Oval Office.

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1 posted on 01/22/2009 8:34:41 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Age of informality ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 01/22/2009 8:35:11 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Change means never having to look respectful.


3 posted on 01/22/2009 8:35:58 AM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Disrespect for the office is in vogue again.


4 posted on 01/22/2009 8:37:06 AM PST by lormand (Dissent is patriotic, only when the dissenter is a patriot, otherwise it is TREASON)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Amateur Hour has begun.


5 posted on 01/22/2009 8:37:06 AM PST by To Hell With Poverty (The War on Poverty is over. Poverty won. - Howie Carr)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

At least it’s better than Clinton’s fat white legs and sweaty running gear when he was trying to convince us he was a jock instead of a joke.


6 posted on 01/22/2009 8:37:17 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
BUCHANAN: Yeah. In the Oval Office, the President of the United States. I have never seen a president in shirtsleeves in the Oval Office.

But during the Clinton administration it was pants down at times. I'll take shirt sleeves any day over that.

7 posted on 01/22/2009 8:37:22 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’ll do everything he can to disrespect the office, the flag, the country, the former POTUS, white people, Israel,
so we might as well brace ourselves for something new and bad EVERY DAY for the next four years.


8 posted on 01/22/2009 8:37:25 AM PST by Canedawg (Lincoln freed the slaves, BO will free the terrorists.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why are these people surprised. The Obama’s are low rent.


9 posted on 01/22/2009 8:38:31 AM PST by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s informal, but it beats what Clinton did or did not wear in the oval office. Next thing we know though, Bamster will be wearing a native Kenyan outfit.


10 posted on 01/22/2009 8:38:34 AM PST by Enterprise (A Representive Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; All
"Buchanan: Never Seen A Prez In Shirtsleeves In Oval Office Before"


11 posted on 01/22/2009 8:39:09 AM 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: All

Ronald Reagan refused to remove his suit jacket when in the Oval Office.

According to Mike Deaver’s book “A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan,” [pg 91] he “understood fully the gravity of the position he was in and the trust that the American people had bestowed upon him.

He knew he was not just a steward of the presidency, but also of the physical office itself.

Little things showed how much he respected the institution.”

Thus, when Deaver himself tried to convince Reagan to remove his jacket in the Oval Office on a hot summer day, he replied “Oh no … I could never take my coat off in this office.”


12 posted on 01/22/2009 8:40:01 AM PST by John W
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What could he possibly be saying on the phone: “I have no idea what I’m doing here, but I might acccomplish something for the first time in my life!?


13 posted on 01/22/2009 8:40:01 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Keynes is dead. Keynesianism is dead.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Casual Day" comes to the White House. What's next, jeans on Fridays?

-PJ

14 posted on 01/22/2009 8:40:24 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: kittymyrib

Wait until Biden gets lost and walks thru in his underwear!


15 posted on 01/22/2009 8:41:38 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Pig face
No class disrespectful bastard....................GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

KILL THE UNBORN AND LET THE TERRORST BE FREE!

16 posted on 01/22/2009 8:41:54 AM PST by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

People, people, be thankful that the
“President” is not wearing his baseball cap backwards!


17 posted on 01/22/2009 8:42:26 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Didn’t Clinton wear blue jeans in the Oval office?


18 posted on 01/22/2009 8:42:48 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: Political Junkie Too
Casual Day" comes to the White House. What's next, jeans on Fridays?

How 'bout "Shootin' Hoop Saturdays?"

19 posted on 01/22/2009 8:42:59 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli now reads "Oil the gun..eat the cannolis.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Buchanan forgot about Clinton. Clinton not only dropped his trousers in the Oval office, there were many pictures of him in there in running shorts and tee shirt.


20 posted on 01/22/2009 8:44:11 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: John W

” ...Deaver himself tried to convince Reagan to remove his jacket in the Oval Office on a hot summer day...”

What? The a/c in the White House doesn’t work?


21 posted on 01/22/2009 8:44:52 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama has NO respect for the office but he knows how to USE the office to advance his socialist adventure!


22 posted on 01/22/2009 8:45:29 AM PST by WellyP
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Clinton has several photos of him with various groups in less than business attire. But, as far as I know, Clinton never worked in shirtsleeves while actually working in the Oval Office.

Man, how sad is that when Clinton had more respect for the Office than our current President does.


23 posted on 01/22/2009 8:45:38 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m pretty sure that Clinton did it.


25 posted on 01/22/2009 8:47:06 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
This is nothing. Just wait until he wears his gym clothes to work.


26 posted on 01/22/2009 8:47:25 AM PST by library user (Rod Blagojevich should have been TIME MAGAZINE'S "Person of the Year.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Look for The One to sport a red Chicago Bulls tanktop and Gangster Disciple headgear in the Oval Office sometime soon.


27 posted on 01/22/2009 8:47:36 AM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: To Hell With Poverty
Why do I suddenly miss Bill Clinton?

red

28 posted on 01/22/2009 8:47:36 AM PST by rednek (if it isn't large caliber, it isn't worth carrying)
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To: Dr. Ursus

“Wait until Biden gets lost and walks thru in his underwear!”

Biden the Slow is the Ernest T. Bass of the Change-n-Hope Administration.


29 posted on 01/22/2009 8:49:47 AM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just like old times.

30 posted on 01/22/2009 8:52:19 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Liberal media gloating makes me feel like reloading)
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To: ScottinVA

Nah, he has to have the whole Cabinet in FUBU.


31 posted on 01/22/2009 8:52:29 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama is a mockery of tradition.


32 posted on 01/22/2009 8:52:42 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest


Pat probably forgot he once worked for Gerry.
33 posted on 01/22/2009 8:52:59 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t agree with the man’s political philosophy or the “solutions” that he will be bringing to the country...

But you guys come across as petty and childish attacking him for not wearing his suit jacket while he is working.


34 posted on 01/22/2009 8:53:36 AM PST by ktupper
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Somebody oughta ask Monica if Bubba had his jacket on while his pants were down.


35 posted on 01/22/2009 8:55:11 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There was one without pants, so this is a step up.


36 posted on 01/22/2009 8:55:24 AM PST by nufsed
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To: AndyPH

Ghett-Obama mania.


37 posted on 01/22/2009 8:55:46 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
His first two days in office are focused on:
and Pat is worried about the length of his shirt sleeves?
38 posted on 01/22/2009 8:55:59 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: 101voodoo

I thought Clinton wore Jogging Shorts in the oval office once.....eewwwwwww


39 posted on 01/22/2009 8:56:06 AM PST by goodnesswins (Tell the truth - GOEBBELIZATION (propaganda) is what many voters suffer from.....)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Not a good first photo. Really shows his inexperience.
40 posted on 01/22/2009 8:56:58 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Revolting cat!

People, people, be thankful that the
“President” is not wearing his baseball cap backwards!

Yet!!!


41 posted on 01/22/2009 9:00:01 AM PST by Know et al (Everything I know I read in the newspaper and that's the reason for my ignorance: Will Rogers)
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To: jersey117

Perception wise, I think it’s a great photo. Most folks don’t really work with their suit coats on, and he’s giving the impression that he’s working (with an empty desk top).


42 posted on 01/22/2009 9:00:50 AM PST by Texas_shutterbug
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Not true. Various of his minions in fact report Clinton would wear his “jogging” clothes ( read sweats) in the oval office during some meetings.


43 posted on 01/22/2009 9:02:02 AM PST by the long march
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Who are those people? I recognize the Lincoln bedroom but who the hell are those low rent clowns?


44 posted on 01/22/2009 9:02:04 AM PST by warsaw44
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Who is that in the background????

Oh, it is Michelle.

45 posted on 01/22/2009 9:05:27 AM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
BRZEZINSKI: I guess there’s a formality to the Oval Office.

You would think her background would give her an internal check and balance from making these ignorant statements.

46 posted on 01/22/2009 9:06:17 AM PST by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid".)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Odumbarse in the Oval Office reminds me of that Lilly Tomlin skit where she played a little girl sitting in a huge chair.


47 posted on 01/22/2009 9:08:23 AM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: lormand

Why would anyone be surprised when a leftist shows no respect for tradition, conventional wisdom, contracts, Constitutions or wedding vows?

Those rules were made in a time when we weren’t as informed as we are now, so we don’t need to apply them to us today.


48 posted on 01/22/2009 9:08:31 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The classless a$$ hole must think he is in Chicago hood


49 posted on 01/22/2009 9:11:30 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I really feel this sort of criticism is a stretch.

I’m more concerned about the policies he intends to implement, rather than his wardrobe.


50 posted on 01/22/2009 9:11:57 AM PST by Lazamataz (Illegal Zombies: Just Eating the Brains that Ordinary Americans Won't Eat)
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