Thursday, January 29, 2009

Those who are late, do not get fruitcup!

In a fluff piece about the less formal style of the new Administration two items are revealed.

First, how did Colin Powell get chosen to go to the UN and lie:

Under Mr. Bush, punctuality was a virtue. Meetings started early — the former president once locked Secretary of State Colin L. Powell out of the Cabinet Room when Mr. Powell showed up a few minutes late —


When Mr. Bush moved in, he exercised his presidential decorating prerogatives and asked his wife, Laura, to supervise the design of a new rug. Mr. Bush loved to regale visitors with the story of the rug, whose sunburst design, he liked to say, was intended to evoke a feeling of optimism.

The rug is still there, as are the presidential portraits Mr. Bush selected — one of Washington, one of Lincoln — and a collection of decorative green and white plates. During a meeting last week with retired military officials, before he signed an executive order shutting down the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Mr. Obama surveyed his new environs with a critical eye.

"He looked around," said one of his guests, retired Rear Adm. John D. Hutson, "and said, 'I've got to do something about these plates. I'm not really a plates kind of guy.' "

Uh, oh, I guess this is out of the question then.

I have to admit, the "cheese-factor" in this commercial is well beyond condition red ("...his kind eyes..."). I giggle every time I see the guy who stops and looks at the fucking plate and and smiles contentedly before he writes a check (probably to the RNC, it is after all, America).

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