Skip to comments.Bush Chief Of Staff To Obama: Put On Your Jacket On....
Posted on 02/09/2009 10:49:47 AM PST by TaraP
After a rough day at the office on Tuesday, 2/3, President Obama's fashion style is now coming under attack. Former George W. Bush Chief of Staff Andrew Card says the Obama dress code is way too laid back.
"There should be a dress code of respect," Card tells INSIDE EDITION. "I wish that he would wear a suit coat and tie."
Card is the first member of the Bush administration to bash Obama, and he's going after him for forgoing a coat and tie.
"The Oval Office symbolizes...the Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and I'm going to say democracy. And when you have a dress code in the Supreme Court and a dress code on the floor of the Senate, floor of the House, I think it's appropriate to have an expectation that there will be a dress code that respects the office of the President."
Card continued, "I don't criticize Obama for his appearance, I do expect him to send the message that people who are going to be in the Oval Office should treat the office with the respect that it has earned over history."
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has lashed out at Obama, saying he fears there is a "high probability" that the United States will face a nuclear or biological attack by terrorists in the future. "The potential ability of an Al Qaeda organization to get their hands on that kind of weapon and deploy it in the middle of one of our own cities, that's the ultimate threat. That's the one that would involve the deaths of perhaps hundreds of thousands of people and it's the one you have to spend a hell of a lot of time guarding."
Cheney argues the Obama administration is putting the nation at risk by closing Guantanamo Bay within a year.
In a round of Oval Office network interviews, the President took it on the chin for the failed nomination of Tom Daschle. Daschle withdrew his nomination as Heath Secretary because of his own personal tax issues. "I think I messed up. I think I screwed up," Obama said in one interview.
Meanwhile, Michelle Obama headed outside the White House, visiting a second grade class at an elementary school in Washington. The First Lady described to a group of children some of the special amenities inside the grand home. "There's a bowling alley and a movie theater! There's a florist shop and a place where they make candy and chocolate!" The children oohed and ahhed in response.
I read that Obamachev keeps the temperature at 80 in the office. So much for not being able to keep our temperature at 72 year around because the world won’t like it.
Barry has no respect for the office or the country.
He is to busy thinking the Family is at Disneyland...
His dress code in the Oval Office is the least of my concerns....
Much ado about very little, IMO. Reagan dressed casually while working in the Oval Office. So did GHW Bush and W Bush. And of course, x42 did too. There are bigger fish to fry that what 0 is wearing.
Did he mean his body armour jacket?
Reminds me of the Obama campaign and the American people were the ignorant "children".
President Bush always wore a suit and tie when he was addressing the nation...
I think dress is very important...You are judged by the way you dress as well....Part of the Job Interview...
What do you expect from a muzzie....?
Don’t expect Comrade 0bama to comply: You can take the Kenyan out of the jungle, but you can’t take the jungle out of the Kenyan.
The Oval Office has endured allot over the decades.
Each President puts his own ‘stamp’ on the office (or stain on the carpet, as the case may be).
Reagan would not enter the Oval Office without a coat and tie on.
I get the sense Obama is just clueless on alot of things, never having been exposed. Reminds me of when I first moved to the big city from my backwoods hometown, and realized that I stuck out like a sore thumb and knew nothing about proper dress.
So you’re saying, President Bush never entered the Oval Office without a Jacket and Tie, either?
Clinton trashed the White House in many ways. morally, physically, legally, ... high character was not there.
I don’t have a definitive answer on that.
However, I know Reagan had that policy. And from all that I’ve seen of GW, I’d assume he continued that policy. If you have photos to the contrary, then I’ll change my assumption.
And it is a big deal, it shows what people who occupy the office think of it. We all now know what comrade zero thinks of the office, let alone the Constitution.
Card is the first member of the Bush administration to bash Obama
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