Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pretty Nice Digs For A (M…?)

When President Obama addresses the nation tonight it will be from a redecorated Oval Office. Before the right wing Chihuahuas start bitching about the presumed extravagance, it should be noted that this redecoration did not cost the taxpayers one penny. It was funded by the nonprofit White House Historical Association, with private contributions. Also, it is customary for presidents to redecorate the Oval Office, as Obama’s two predecessors have done. The most compelling reason, though, is to rid the room of the bad Bush Karma that lingered in the upholstery which accommodated Cheney’s and Bush’s and Rumsfeld’s asses, to name a few, the sunburst yellow carpet designed by Laura Bush that was gaudy Texas kitsch, and the drapery that loomed over Bush as he signed off on American citizens’ civil rights and a catastrophic (for the country) transfer of wealth from the middle class to the richest two percent.

The redesign should have been done from the very beginning to rid the space of negative energy left behind from the disastrous Bush presidency. Funny, there are portraits of George Washington and Lincoln, but none of the prophet Muhammad. There’s the presidential seal, but no Islamic crescent. The place looks so American, Lincolnian even, in its dark wood and earth tones. Hmm … not even a foreign French designer’s touch? Strange. Even the quotations adorning the new presidential rug are from great, patriotic Americans:
  • “The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, But It Bends Towards Justice” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Government of the People, By the People, For the People” – President Abraham Lincoln
  • “No Problem of Human Destiny Is Beyond Human Beings” – President John F. Kennedy
  • “The Welfare of Each of Us Is Dependent Fundamentally Upon the Welfare of All of Us” – President Theodore Roosevelt
But fear not, teabagging sheep. Glenn Beck will surely enlist the expert assistance of the NASA photo analyst who discovered Big Foot wandering about on the planet Mars, for hidden photographic clues to President Obama’s otherness. Go for it, sickos!


Barbara said...

Looks like a 1970's living room from Value City. Are the couches velvet or velour? Wow - hideous.

Carlos said...

They're cotton. I've seen worse, for an office. The drapes behind the President looked nice, though ...:)