Last night I received the following hilarious email forward from an old friend of mine back home in Louisiana, who also happens to be a fervent Teabagger. The email contained a screed about how a photo of Obama putting his feet on the desk in the Oval Office proves that he doesn’t respect the office of the presidency.
I then took two seconds to type “Bush feet on desk” into a Google image search and look what was the first item to pop up:
See how easy that was! Anyway, here’s the text of the full hilarious email currently making the rounds of right-wing email inboxes:
Subject: Keep your feet OFF the furniture!
Does this photo of President Obama in the Oval Office convey anything to you about his attitude?
Would you speak with the Chief of Staff, your Chief Economics Adviser, and your Senior Adviser with your feet up on the Resolute Desk – a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880?
We should inundate the White House with emails demanding he keep his feet off of our furniture.
This arrogant, immature & self-centered man has no sense of honor, or of simple decency.
While this posture is disrespectful in any culture, it is absolutely never done in any executive setting.
Further, in over half of the cultures of the world, it is recognized not only as disrespectful, but as an extreme insult.
He thinks of himself as a king — and not as a servant of the people, humbly occupying our White House for his term in office.
Electing him was an enormous mistake — and will cost us in many ways, for generations.