While Michelle and the girls are off in Aspen, here’s an old chestnut that’s still warm

So you get a tingle up your leg, Chris? That's so sweet.

So you get a tingle up your leg, Chris? That’s so sweet.

Mr. “We can’t let Americans just sit around in their 72 ° heated rooms Obama” doesn’t like it that cold himself.

Here’s the NYT’s take on the matter back in 2009 – typically, it saw it as a refreshing sign of hope and change – others might have seen it as an ominous sign of the true character of the man who’d just been elected to lead the country.

The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

Thus did a rule of the George W. Bush administration — coat and tie in the Oval Office at all times — fall by the wayside, only the first of many signs that a more informal culture is growing up in the White House under new management. Mr. Obama promised to bring change to Washington and he has — not just in substance, but in presidential style.


“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,” Obama said.

“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.

Eat as much as we want”?  Mandatory food rationing next?


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3 responses to “While Michelle and the girls are off in Aspen, here’s an old chestnut that’s still warm

  1. Libertarian Advocate

    Well, at least he’s consistent as he practices the prime rule of socialism: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

    He’s got few real world abilities, so he needs more vacation time playing golf wherever he feels like it. Don’t complain as he cranks up the heat in the oval office. You have the ability to pay for his needs, so STFU and be glad he doesn’t demand even more from you.

  2. Up Against The Wall MF

    We don’t live in a socialist society and while it’s admirable that you can throw around archaic Marxist phrases, the real world has gone wholesale into profit-driven capitalism. Just in case you have been living in a cabin in Utah for the last few decades. There are no commies any more who are going to line you up against the wall and shoot you. That went out with the John Birch Society.

    • They’ve changed their catch phrases, not their ideology. Commie rat bastards.
      As an aside, if you think kleptocracies like China and Russia are examples of “full-blown capitalism”, you have a serious gap in your knowledge. For that matter, the crony “capitalism” of the United Staes isn’t much better.