Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Get Your Feet Off the Desk!
This photo has been making the rounds on the Net and, frankly, when I saw it, my blood pressure rose. It is so disrespectful of the long history of the Oval Office that words defy the contempt it engendered.
His feet are on the Rsolute Desk, a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880. For the most part, every President since then has used the desk either in the Oval Office or in a nearby reading room. Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy used it in the Oval Office and President Clinton had it returned there for his use.
Note the beautifully carved Presidential Seal.
It's said that one picture is worth a thousand words. This one speaks to the arrogance and immaturity of the current President.