Andrew Card, the White House Chief of Staff for Dubya, is complaining that Obama is insufficiently respectful of the presidency. Why? Would shredding the constitution, lying America into a disastrous war, or ignoring the rule of law be what Card considers disrespect for the presidency? Why no. Card is upset because there have been photos of Obama in the Oval Office with his suit jacket off. I am not making this up — here is what Card said to conservative talk show host Michael Medved:
I found that Ronald Reagan and both President Bushes treated the Oval Office with tremendous respect. They treated the Office of the Presidency with tremendous respect. And some of that respect was reflected in how they expected people to behave, how they expected them to dress when they walked into the symbol of freedom for the world, the Oval Office. And yes, I’m disappointed to see the casual, laissez faire, short sleeves, no shirt and tie, no jacket, kind of locker room experience that seems to be taking place in this White House and the Oval Office.
What is especially hilarious is that Card seems to think that a man with his suit jacket off (but still wearing a tie) is a “locker room experience”.
I guess to Card, it is alright to talk like a chimp, as long as you wear a monkey suit?