As I said in my previous post (Octuplets? This Is What We're All Talking About?), we Americans can get distracted by frivolous stories. We can also turn non-issues into faux outrages with alarming regularity.
Right now, as we circle the economic drain, the big political issue? Barack Obama sometimes doesn't wear his suit jacket in the Oval Office! Horrors! The indignity! The lack of respect for the office! Are you kidding me man? If he can fix this country's problems (read: George W. Bush's screw ups), I don't care if he's wearing footie pajamas and a pith helmet.
And while this mock strife toward Obama is silly, it is made even sillier when you see photos like this one. This is a shot of Ronald Reagan in the oval, with no jacket. No tie. And a casual shirt. That Ronald Reagan. The not-nearly-as-popular-when-he-left-office-as Republicans-say-he-was Saint Ronnie. So there.