President Obama has most definately mastered the art of speaking out of both sides of his mouth. He banned all lobbyists from being a part of his administration and yet there are three of them in his new cabinet. The press covers how fit he is and Obama talks about living healthy lifestyles and yet he smokes (secretly). Obama claims that all earmarks will be banned in his administration and yet pushes his pork engourged unstimulus upon America. While running for president Obama had said, “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. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.” But apparently what is not okay for the little people is okay for the president.
The New York Times reported that President Obama keeps the Oval Office so warm that no suit jackets are needed. They presented it as a story of appreciation for the fact that Obama has dressed down the Oval Office unlike President Bush who required suit jackets and ties at all times in the Oval Office. David Axelrod, who is Obama’s senior advisor, explained it this way, “He’s from Hawaii, O.K.? He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.” So we need to just put on another sweater, but he can crank up the heat. The Obamaphiles just worship him and he is their messiah so he should have the very best, right?
A part of this story that was missed by the New York Times and probably liberals is the lack of respect and honor President Obama has for the Oval Office. In our country, that is a sacred place where our greatest leaders have made decisions and such. But why honor it with such stuffiness? I guess a man who ignores the Constitution doesn’t have much use for the historical value of the Oval Office anyway.