Sunday, February 1, 2009
House of Card
Andy Card, Bush's chief of staff, thinks Barack Obama is disrespecting the office. It's about dress code, evidently. (Parenthetically, it also seems Barack doesn't require the piping of "Hail To The Chief" every time he enters a room; I just read that today, and now I can't find the link!) Like Bush, he starts on time. Unlike Bush, he works as long as it takes.
So George Bush, by virtue of wearing a coat and tie and demanding same of his staff, and despite making a mockery of The Constitution, ruining the economy, ignoring Congressional law, starting ill-advised wars, "respects" the office, even as he tried to make it into a monarchy.
And Barack Obama, who sometimes eschews the coat and doesn't demand bowing and scraping, who shows nothing but seriousness of purpose, doesn't.
Really, Bush apologists live in another dimension. It's about the clothes. Guess my mother was right.