January 21st, 2009
08:18 PM ET
3 months ago

A major Bush rule gets scrapped by Obama

What’s missing in this picture?
What’s missing in this picture?

(CNN) - It's the same Oval Office. The same desk. Even the same curtains. But President Obama has already made one major change: Go through eight years of White House photos, and you won't find one of former President Bush in the Oval Office without his jacket on.

It wasn't just a personal preference. In the Bush administration, it was a rule: Jackets in the Oval Office - and now, it seems, one of the first Bush-era regulations to get scrapped in the Obama White House.

– CNN's John King contributed to this report


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  1. Joanne

    Mr. Obama is trying to get to work immediately to rebuild America. When he meets with dignitaries he will don the jacket . Please do your part to aid our president.

    January 22, 2009 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  2. Confused????

    Oh Mr.X
    What crawled up your arse...lol

    January 22, 2009 02:27 am at 2:27 am |
  3. Disappointed

    That is the most powerful room in the world. It is a place to be respected, not hang out in. Consider it symbolic, but it was a constant reminder of the size of the task it is to lead the greatest nation on earth. Bush and Reagan got it right!!!

    January 22, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
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