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4 t 4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:17 PM
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What is this about
being in the oval office without a jacket on. I never really was aware of that before is it true is he the first one ?
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mth44sc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:19 PM
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1. Who cares
Its his house now
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:24 PM
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2. Why?
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my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:25 PM
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3. This was a Reagan/Bush rule
to show respect for the office.

Here's a link:
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/01/21/Obama_shown_jack...
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:56 PM
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11. why? they didn't
show respect for the office in other damn way!
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:33 PM
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4. There Obama goes again - like FDR


"President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Oval office at the White House, shortly before delivering a speech accepting the Democratic party's presidential nomination. Washington, D.C., United States, 1940."
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/media_ph.php?lang=en&ModuleId=...

:D

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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:35 PM
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5. Oh noes, Jimmy!
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:37 PM
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6. Ya gotta problum with dat?
:rofl:
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:37 PM
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7. Did Sean Hannity tell you that?
I can hear that little prick now...
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:38 PM
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8. Like anywhere else, when you get down to the hard work...
...the jackets come off.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:40 PM
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9. Love the sweater, Bill


"Doing his Elvis impersonation for President Bill Clinton in the Oval Office."
http://stamaty.engelbachdesign.com/bio/index.html
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:54 PM
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10. I've never heard it either but it's not uncommon in places like court rooms
Having worked in the DoJ for several years, most judges still insist that any lawyers in the court room wear a suit jacket.

Not being a lawyer, I never felt like that rule applied to me.

I'm glad to see Obama doing away with that annoying bit of tradition.
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david13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:00 PM
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14. Oval Office
is not a courtroom, it's a work office. They are supposed to roll up the sleeves (jacket off) and go to work.
dc
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:07 PM
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12. As others have said, it was a Bush rule, (and may have been a rule of previous
presidents, too).

I don't care if Obama wears his jammies in the Oval office... if he does the right thing for this country and our Constitution (as I believe he will) it will prove FAR more respect than Bush's lying, spying, torturing, destroying, warmongering, empire building, law breaking DIS-respect that he perpetuated while wearing a bloody jacket and tie.
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:46 PM
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13. Since "appearances" was all Bush understood (banners, boots & rented barns) he figured the
people would think he was werken if he had his werken suit/jacket on. Helped him keep track of things. If he had a suit jacket on, he could remember he wasn't playing golf.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:02 PM
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15. He was such a Barbie, wasn't he?
He always seemed to have just the perfect outfit for every occasion.

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