Friday, July 30, 2010

A picture that's worth at least one word...

The one that immediately comes to mind is..."boorish."

This photo of President Barack Obama and his advisers in the Oval Office speaks volumes.

When you think of all the images you've seen taken in the Oval Office, do you remember photos of Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan or any other U.S. president putting his feet up on that desk?

From the vaunted blog, No Quarter, Larry Johnson hits the nail on the head:

"Barack Obama is the incredible shrinking President. It is becoming a theme. The man not only is failing to act on what he promised to do, but he is quickly cultivating an image of a petulant, immature child. Let’s start with lack of respect for the office. This picture summarizes the problem in graphic detail...It is one think to put your feet up on a Steelcase desk or a piece of crap Formica. But this is the Oval Office and that desk is not just any old piece of furniture. It is the Resolute Desk, which was built from the timbers of the HMS Resolute and was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes. This is a national heirloom. Talk about lacking in class."


(h/t: Mr. and graf...)

1 comment:

L. Shukla said...

Not to mention how disrespectful it is to show the souls of one's shoes to others. Seems like he should have learned that in Pahkeestahn, or Indonesia.

Unless, of course, he has no respect for his staff.