While President Obama was on vacation, new neutral-colored wallpaper, couches, rugs, and lamps were installed in the Oval Office. Looks crazy, right? The White House says the renovation was paid for with surplus campaign funds, but won't reveal the cost.
OK. I'll be the first to say it.
Mr. President, your timing SUCKS. Americans are cutting back on everything unneccessary to get thru this recession. Was this really necessary? I know in the grand scheme it's not a lot of money (or maybe it was, you aren't saying) but PLEASE. Be a leader by example!