(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
Ronald Reagan started the tradition...not bush...Regan started the rule as a sign of respect
its just tradition....let obama start his own tradition if he wants....its his office for 4 years
he hasn't done jack yet – so let's all remain calm and see what he does. once he does something – then we have something to cheer for. i am hoping he succeeds; but I certainly am not cheering for him, yet.
HOW UNPROFESSIONAL! WELCOME TO THE OBAMA ERA!
Look at all these hateful and sarcastic comments. For those of you saying " find some real news to cover" or " Mr. King shows once again why he deserves his reputation as a journalist", Don't understand the fact that this is the FIRST African American President in the History of the United States. But yet you decide to hate on CNN for covering it? Get real and get a life. Don't watch CNN if you need to complain about it, All American's do is COMPLAIN.. and Yes, I am American.
Indiana Voter..... the last 8 years have been a nightmare... and anyone who supports, defends, or argues for that nightmare proves that they are part of the PROBLEM NOT the SOLUTION. Go back to your rock... no one cares what you think or say.... your white sheet and cone hat is showing.... or is it that you are part of 5% of Bush's Base? Best remember, Obama's base is We, the People... and that is ALL!
The difference between Bush and Obama in the Oval Office is that Obama is WORKING... Not PRETENDING to work! :)
It's really not that serious.
It's not a sign of disrespect.
I wouldn't want to always wear a jacket everytime i go to work.
I actually admire him for not following in anyone's footsteps and doing his own thing. He's a human being just like anyone else.
He can wear his jacket if he wants. It shouldn't cause this much controversy.
How can you get any work done with a jacket on?
Auzzievick January 21st, 2009 3:04 pm ET
So much for total respect for the Office of the Presidency……….Ronald Reagan never walked into the Oval Office without a coat on, but then Barrack is no Ronald Reagan
Thank God he is not Ronald Reagan! Two bit actor...Two bit President....Good grief. Do you remember Iran-Contra, he was up to his shirt sleeves in that mess......
He is his own boss...who cares ??
The President of the United States attire is of no interest to me. I just don't want to hear that he's done a Cosmopolitan spread.
First that gown, now this! What's next, casual Friday's?
Differen't strokes...why do we always compare? Nothing else to do?
I would think either is correct..........
Well he did keep the country secure after 9-11, other than that eh.
This short brief seems neutral to me. One guy feels comfortable working in a coat and the other would rather work not wearing one. Why are all of us wasting time on this? Why do so many of you read some hidden meaning? Are most humans paranoid?
wow... I can't believe all these people had something to say about it (as if "it" were actually something of substance) even me... why am I typing???
PS. get a life with the racisit comments... you have to have something better to say, I mean come on!
Good grief !!!!! President Obama has only been in office for a few hrs. and people are already complaining..PUT YOUR LIPS TOGETHER !!!
When it is time for President Obama to put a jacket on he will put it on!
Do you think Bush sat /stand in a jacket all day ????? he put his jacket on when it was time for interviews/photos etc. REMEMBER
PRESIDENT OBAMA IS NOT STUPID, NEITHER IS HIS WIFE,VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN,NOR HIS WIFE !!!!!! I KNOW THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE "HATEING" RELAX YOU WILL SLEEP BETTER
I don't care if he works in his pajamas! He will be a better President than Bush ever was or ever could have been. Is this really news, honestly? So he has a different dress code than Bush, who cares! What was Clintons dress code, a blue Gap dress???
Obama should rule that FOX covers all White House news, while CNN does something else.
I am with you KC from Iowa and the other 99.9% of the respondents who don't give a flyin flip what the man wears. He has done more in one day than Bush did in his entire eight years in office. If getting the job done means not wearing a blazer, I say GO FOR IT!!!!!
isn't his plan for health insurance, foreign policy, corruption free government more important for your reporting time?
so what if it gets cold ? no jacket would look pretty stupid.
Amazing. Can't wait for mid-term elections.
Go President Obama!!!!! It is about time for change and such an easy, yet symbolic one to start!!
I am all for eliminating the jacket rule. There comes a time to roll up sleeves and get down to work. Sitting around in suits proves nothing...shall I say more?