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Posted Wed, September 1, 2010 6:27pm EDT

Bonnie Says: Oh No! The Downhome Obama Oval Office Makeunder Is A Disaster — You Agree?

Don’t you think the President’s office looks like a family room now? Who put throw pillows on the presidential couches and turned the coffee table into a giant TV tray?

BFFs, I’m appalled by the Oval Office makeunder, are you? Don’t you feel like the President of the United States needs to sit in a room that has a certain regality to it? The Oval Office couches shouldn’t look like they’re ready for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to sprawl out on with clickers, ready to watch the football game!

And what’s with those Crate and Barrel-esque lamps? I can’t believe that characterless lamps that look like they cost $49.99 have replaced the elegant gold and porcelain fixtures of before.

I understand that Barack — I’m calling him by his first name because he appears to want us to think he’s our neighbor — has used the concept of the “President is just like us,” to relate to us regular folks. but de-formulizing the oval office is taking it too far!

We don’t want the President to seat great leaders on casual corduroy couches and brown leather wing back chairs. Huh? Does the Pres want to walk around in slippers and get all cosy in there? We don’t want him to be cosy. We want him to be a dignified leader with sophisticated tastes.

Barack — what have you done with the blue striped chairs that picked up the blue of the Presidential seal on the rug? I say, makeunder, be banished! Pull out the old furniture. Better for it to be threadbare and tasteful, than brand new and bonkers!

Where’s Glenn Beck when you need him? Glenn— forget your irresponsible race-baiting and do something useful! March on the White House and protest the embarrassing Oval Office makeunder!

— Bonnie Fuller