"Scratch a conservative and you find someone who prefers the past over any future. Scratch a liberal and find a closet aristocrat."God Emperor of Dune (1981) by Frank Herbert
The Obamas have secured Michael S. Smith as interior decorator to redecorate the private rooms of the White House. This is a good move for a person who fancies himself a man of the people. That is, if 'the people' are Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, and Cindy Crawford.
The champion of The Change We Need really needs to break away from this up to $100,000 stipend every four years for redecorating. Hey, if he doesn't take it, he doesn't have to pay taxes on it. Why doesn't the president join us in the austerity this economy has brought upon us.
Now that would be an example of change we can believe in. I want Obama to eliminate all the Washington bull, not embrace it. Guess that's not going to happen.
Obama is currently enjoying superstar popularity. I guess this move fits after all.