Oh, the indignity. The fabric that graced the floors of the halls of power during the Bush administration – the corridors strolled by Bush, Cheney, Rove and the like – has been shred into patches of rug fit for common reporters and their ilk.
From the pool report of Obama’s remarks at the White House to officials representing historically black colleges.
Also of interest: a cameraman noted that the little squares of carpet set out on the platform for camera stands were actually old pieces of West Wing carpeting from the Bush presidency. Touche.
News Flash: Apparently, the cameraman was wrong! The pool report has been amended.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest wanted to clarify that, per my comment in the last report about White House camera stands being set up on little carpet squares that were formerly pieces of Bush-era White House carpeting, they are not pieces from Bush’s Oval Office rug.
“The carpet scraps used for events in the White House Residence are the remnants of carpet projects in the Residence. As you would expect, President Bush’s Oval Office rug is intact and is the responsibility of the Curator.”
Well, I guess it’s only a damn carpet anyway.