Sunday, February 8, 2009
Tsk, Tsk -- Shirt Sleeves in the Oval Office. . .
Some of the former White House West Wing worker bees are up in arms about the fact that President Obama is allowing and perhaps encouraging his staff to remove their suit coats in the office. According to some of Mr. Bush's former staff, decorum and respect for the office will be severely damaged by this trend. Good grief, already! Mr. Obama spent much of his childhood in Hawaii. Frankly, I'd love to see him, the VP and other staffers show up in Hawaiian shirts and shorts! The staid, stale, ole White House could use a little levity and brightness. But seriously, neither Mr. Obama nor any of his advisors and staff mean any disrespect for tradition. These people are not hicks! They know when appropriate attire is necessary. I'm sure the important work of State is getting done regardless of whether or not the President and/or his staff take off their suit coats!