It looks like President Obama hasn't gotten acquainted to his White House surroundings. On the way back to the Oval Office Tuesday, the President approached a paned window, instead of the actual door -- located a few feet to his right.
Uh, yeah. That would be a window, as evidenced by the fixed nature, lack of hinges, and a doorknob. Ahem.
As a reminder:
Doors didn't open automatically for Obama’s predecessor either. While making a hasty exit from a 2005 press conference in Beijing, former President George W. Bush tugged on the handles of a door, only to find it locked.
Bush laughed off the blunder, but the pictures still live on as part of Bush's lame duck legacy. However, there was little note taken of Obama's rookie mistake.
Really? The media is going to ignore yet another "mistake" of Obama's? What a new and different approach for their treatment of Obama! Cough. Ahem.
C'mon, already - this is pretty damn laughable. How can they ignore this? Shoot, at least Bush was somewhere unfamiliar - this was at the freakin' Oval Office!! You better believe if this had been ANYONE else, ANYONE, it would be leading all of the news stories. Oh, well, I guess I should be thankful SOMEONE is covering it. The article finishes up with a bit of an excuse (again, oh what a surprise):
Obama, who was returning from meeting with Congressional leaders, may have been distracted by Republicans' icy reception to his $825 billion stimulus package, which is poised to pass on Wednesday even without a groundswell of Republican support.
Yeah, that's the ticket. He was thrown off his stride by those schmucky Republicans! What is their problem not wanting to hand out even more money for things like, oh, $600 million more for its fleet of 600,000 government cars? So what if the US Government is already spending a cool $3 BILLION a year on these cars? Sheesh! Skinflints.
Anywho - let's just see if this photo has the shelf life of the Bush photo. I, for one, am not holding my breath.
Oh, but WAIT, there's more that just came out!!! (Major H/T to Andy for this story.) It seems that before Obama tried to enter through the window at the Oval Office, he tried to take the wrong elevator after meeting with Republican Senators. He was a bit "disoriented," it seems. Wow. This stuff practically writes itself. Though that was not as much of a faux pas, since he was trying to use the Senators' elevator. Come to think of it, consider how little he did while in the Senate, it's kind of a surprise he even knew about that elevator! Ahem.
Yep - I'm thinking there are going to be a whole lot more of these kind of episodes. At least that's something...