Obama, McCain: By their offices ye shall know them – Associated Press (h/t – Don Surber & Instapundit)
The personalities and personal histories of John McCain and Barack Obama are as evident in the artwork, books and mementoes in their Senate offices as in any words they may utter.
McCain’s office oozes comfy clutter and informality: random piles of books, a fortune-cookie message taped to the desk, an abundance of tchotchkes and bric-a-brac.
Obama’s office feels more like a gallery of modern art: precisely placed objects, sparsely adorned surfaces, clean lines, choreographed displays.
The decor is carefully choreographed. When an assistant shifted the location of one painting while Obama was away, the senator had it moved back.
“He’s tidy. It stays tidy,” Tate-Gilmore said.
It sounds like he’s either a metrosexual or has obsessive compulsive disorder. I like one of Don Surber’s commenters’ observations:
If you were never IN your office but were always running for a DIFFERENT office, wouldn’t it be barren of any evidence of habitation? Real work is so untidy. Perhaps I’m being unfair, but, in a word, Obama’s office seems intended for show, to reveal precious little about the person, only the little he wanted you to see, instead to disguise and wrap in ambiguity, just like his campaign speeches: at the end you know what he said, but did you know what he meant?
Continuing from the AP story….
Obama has a “wall of heroes” containing historic photos of those the senator admires. Abe Lincoln is there, as well as Gandhi with his spinning wheel, Martin Luther King Jr., and John F. Kennedy.
GayPatriot wants to know: Where’s the photo of Obama with his long-time mentor and pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright?