Dear Fox Nation: Was Bush disrespecting the Oval Office, too?
The Fox Nation is currently highlighting a picture of President Obama with his feet up on his Oval Office desk, accompanied by the headline, “Is Pres. Obama disrespecting the Oval Office?”
Of course, one must ask: If Obama is “disrespecting the Oval Office” by putting his feet on the desk, did President Bush too disrespect the office by doing the same? Yes, Fox Nation, Bush also put his feet up on the Oval Office desk:
If this sounds familiar, it should. Close to a year ago, the media fixated on Bush's chief of staff Andy Card's criticism of Obama for allowing men to go jacket-less in the Oval Office, despite the fact that Card's former boss did the same thing. Card, of course, would have been well aware of this, particularly considering there is a photograph of him in the Oval Office with Bush and a (gasp!) jacket-less George Tenet. Nonetheless, the media, at the time, did not bother to fact check Card's claims, and it seems that the editors at The Fox Nation did not learn a lesson from that media fail.