The Oval Office Gets a Makeover

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Six vacations, a fancy Oval Office makeover and the president’s team says they can’t understand why regular Americans say Mr. Obama is out of touch with middle class America?

The freshly redecorated Oval Office includes new and reupholstered furniture, new paint and wallpaper, and has a more modern look that tends toward neutral hues of brown and taupe, rather than the gold and yellow tones favored by former President George W. Bush.

According to the White House a spokesperson, the cost of makeover was not done at taxpayer expense. The costs were covered by the White House Historical Association, a non-profit group, through a contribution from the committee that paid for Mr. Obama’s inaugural bash.

Still, the White House refuses to say how much the redesign cost, except to say that it was ‘’in line with’’ what Mr. Obama’s two most recent predecessors spent. But the makeover contradicts previous statements made by the president when he arrived for work in January last year when he said he thought the office was fine and saw no need to redecorate.

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17 Responses to The Oval Office Gets a Makeover

  1. Rinaldo says:

    It looks nice in the picture, and if it was not done at taxpayer expense, no one should complain. I’m sure oval office gets a lot of wear and tear and needs a makeover every few years. Actually I wouldn’t begrudge this one even if it was paid for by taxpayers.

  2. Tiny Dancer says:

    I found a “fund” to help me redecorate my apartment.

    It was called the “Goodwill Fund.” I paid $100 for a nearly new couch and ended up getting bed bugs. Not a pretty picture and one I just now got under control.

  3. Greg Equality Lengkong says:

    Tiny Dancer — You had bed bugs? Oh no! You poor thing. A friend of mine in Columbus, OH had them too.

    The corporate media is focused on the New York City infestation but in fact, according to my friend, both Cincinnati and Columbus are ground zero for these pesky critters.

  4. Smooch says:

    If the costs of the redo were paid for by a White House Historical Association, why won’t the president just say what it cost?

    I don’t get it.

  5. DMason says:

    Tiny Dancer – Bed bugs have returned because we stopped using DDT. DDT eradicated them by the end of the 20th century in the USA. But fear about the cancer risks of using DDT led to a ban of the chemical in 1972 and a reemergence of bed bugs. These pests are more than a nuisance. They spread disease and cause difficult to treat skin conditions like cellulitis. I say, bring back the DDT before we become a poorer version of India. I hope you tossed your mattress too because once bed bugs get in it, there’s no way to get rid of them.

  6. Dammit. I was all excited, thinking they finally closed the place down and turned into something actually useful to America and the world, a Burger King.

  7. I don’t have bed bugs but a friend did. Cost her $10k to deal with it (she was about to move into an apartment she and her husband just bought). Anyhow, she suggested encasing your mattress and box spring as a precaution. The best ones are from a company called Protect a Bed. I ordered a kit two weeks ago. Won’t stop me from getting them, but their obvious home is impenetrable. There’s that. Oh, and when you are walking on the street and see an abandoned mattress or sofa that looks newish? Cross the street. Just saying.

  8. R.J. says:

    I think they did a great job with the makeover. And I’m not sweating the cost. I’ve seen a lot more money wasted by this government *cough* IRAQ *cough* than this.

  9. fran says:

    They got rid of the hideous rug Laura Bush had custom made- the puke colored sunburst pattern, but this new rug is not much better.
    A ton of money was probably spent on bland & blah decor.

    Frankly- why did they wait so long?
    They should have burned the Bush cootie furniture on day one. Bad Juju.

  10. fran says:

    Plus the Bush furniture was probably bugged– and I don’t mean bed bugs.
    Old Dick Cheney wanted to be in the know.
    Do we really know if he’s left the undisclosed location yet??

  11. Jolly Roger says:

    “Deferment Dick” has always been good at hiding. He perfected the art when the Draft Board went looking for him back in the day.

  12. Vivzzz says:

    Did you guys know the Obamas hired a gay man to do the makeover? I can’t recall his name but I saw a write up about last night.

    Cool on the Obamas. Too bad the president is still a pussy on gay marriage.

  13. truthorfiction says:

    I can’t figure out why he needed to redo the Oval Office. He’s barely there. Anyway, when he’s thrown out on his crooked and boney ass, all that stuff with head for the garbage, where it belongs.

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