White House Professionalism
I am giving the new Obama White House the benefit of the doubt that things have been hastily done because there are more pressing priorities. I am hoping civility and manners are soon adopted by this new administration.
What am I talking about? Under Additional Issues on the official White House website, it is apparently appropriate to pimp your bestselling books AND knock former presidents. Is this practice common with new administrations?
Personally, I was lukewarm to President Obama's inaugural address on Tuesday. It felt more like a sucker punch to the outgoing president than a great speech. By no means am I a George W. Bush fan, but I do believe you can get the same point across with a little more subtlety.
I urge President Obama to remove his book advertisements, delete the sharp criticisms of our 43rd President under Katrina tab, and consult with someone before any future speeches and text are approved.
The reason I am stating all this is because I want to uphold the esteem of the Oval Office. Political season is over. Time to lead.