[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/21/art.ovaloffice.cnn.jpg caption="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
Obama: A President with common sense
Bush: A man with no common sense
I personally have always thought that the business uniform of coat and tie looked idiotic. I hope men will finally, one day, free themselves from that dumb look. Either that, or make women wear coat and tie too. Why should they be exempt?
Yeah, big deal CNN and worthy of news too!
Why stop there, pant's can't be seen behind the desk!
Can't roll up your sleeves and get to work if you're wearing a coat!
Roll up your sleeves, take your shoes off, whatever it takes to get the job done! Might as well be comfortable for the next 8 years!
It's easier to roll up your sleeves and get to work with no jacket. Good for him.
I get it. Take off your jacket, roll up your sleeves and let's get to work!!
Hmmmm...I seem to remember The Arsenio Hall Show. When it started, the host was all dressed up in suits & what not..gradually he switched to casual wear....then the vivid colors moved in...purple, yellow....
With Obey not wearing a jacket....what next? Rap music?
Wow, he's so brilliant! Another first! He has such great ideas... okay, this is not a knock on Obama. CNN, I think it's time to get back to reporting the news.
How is this "tidbit" news?
As a 40 year long republican–YEA PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!! Change everything!!!
CNN...come on....report something newsworthy. This guy is gonna get spectacled to death by this mundane reporting. No one cares whether he wore a jacket or not. Just that he is doing his job. One mans preference for decorum does not make a news story...
waaaa cnn is really news.bush may have had jacket on.just more places to hide secreats.BUSH IS GONE FINALLY.THANK GOD.just give obama a little time to fix bushes mess.
What's missing in the picture?
Changing this "rule" is more than symbolic, but the symbolism itself is powerful. Obama is saying that "we get things done." We don't stand on ceremony, and that ACTION and RESULTS matter more than APPEARANCES.
A breath of fresh air after 8 years of rot.
That's because for 8 years little work was done in the Oval Office.
This office will be used for real work.
A concept unfamiliar to the last inhabitant!
He has to make the office his own. he has to create a new working enviornment that is conducive for him. He is doing what he needs to do to be the new Decider and Chief
You can tell a jacket don't make you who you are.
Go Obama....you look like you are actually working not just sitting behind the desk....
It's been loooong time coming……… Change Gone Come!!!!!
Goes to show, some people pretend to be professionals (coats and ties on bla bla bla), some people just are professional.
Heck the whole bush Presidency was about smoke and mirrors. Remember, every time bush visited a disaster area he would roll up his sleeves, like he was going to do some work.
Golden boy work?
(smoke and mirrors)
Wearing a coat and tie in the Oval Office was done by Bush, Reagan and most of the other presidents as a sign of respect for the office of the President. But, in today's world maybe the photo op showing a jacketless president with his sleeves rolled up and ready to work is more important. Who knows what is right anymore.
Mr. President, should feel and be comfortable in his own office without being judged for something that is so not relivant right now. He has to fix alot that is broken who cares if he does not wear a jacket alone in his office. He is being real so keep it up Barack.
Soul in the WhiteHouse
Says a great deal about our
New President and how he views his job function.
He is there to roll up his sleeves and take on the tasks that need to be done.
A role we all need to follow. No more standing on ceremony.
We have tough tasks ahead. And, we will meet them in whatever
mode makes the most sense. Good Old Fashion Common Sense.
Says volumes on how people will be engaged, into the process of
moving the country forward. And, how comfortable people visiting the oval office will feel sharing their ideas.
Bravo Mr. President. Bravo.
We all have to