Thursday, February 05, 2009

Executive Privilege

One of the things you'll be hearing more about, is the initiative toward "greener" or more energy-efficient Federal buildings, not to mention more efficient use of resources. This includes not only recycling of products for government use, but conservation of heating and cooling systems.

And just so you know this is coming straight from the top:

The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

We should mention that he's also from Chicago, where they know how to tough it out in the cold. According to him, we aren't able to do that here in Washington. He's right, of course. People here just can't trade in their Gucci shoes for galoshes.

Then again, he can't put on a sweater indoors, either. But what he can do, is show through his press secretary what he means by "transparency." I know you've been dying to hear this straight from the top as well.

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