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Bush Has A Thing About Furniture

There’s this funny story in the Houston Chronicle penned by Julie Mason about President Bush. Bush once famously needled Adam Entous of Reuters

There’s this funny story in the Houston Chronicle penned by Julie Mason about President Bush.

Bush once famously needled Adam Entous of Reuters for entering the Oval Office with a loosened tie.President Bush likes to wax populist by calling the White House "the people's house," but his rules of decorum aren't what you would find in most people's homes.

And:

Members of the White House press corps understand that, as a rule, touching the furniture in the Oval Office is strictly forbidden. Even when Bush brings a group of journalists in for an informal chat, he does not invite them to sit"

You see where I'm going with this one? How many times have you heard the expression " anal retentive?" I think Bush is the epitome of the phrase. Here's the defintion:

A person interrupted at the late stage of the anal development is an anal retentive, and this is thought to result in adult personality or behavioral traits that include orderliness, rigidity, obstinacy, obsession with rules, meticulousness, and ungenerousness.

Now check out an email to: Dear Julie Mason

I'm disappointed with your story. The obvious question missing (that is, obvious if you keep current with the Bush White House scandals) was whether Bush held Jeff Gannon, the fake White House corrrespondent whose online presence included nude shots of himself on male sex sites like HotMilitaryStud.com, to the same standards you say Bush holds real journalists. Since Gannon/Guckert (he used an alias when posing as a journalist) had many overnight stays at the White House ---which he claimed was not unusual--- I would think you would've pursued whether journalists staying overnight were expected not to loosen their ties or touch the furniture?


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