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Just in time for President Obama's big Iraq speech tonight, the Oval Office has undergone a major re-decoration. The results can most generously be described as 'earth-tone'-y. Twitter responded with cheers and jeers for our 44th president's design sensibility.

With so many former Ivy League presidents struggling for proper head coverage, @pourmecoffee questioned the timing of the project.

I wish they had gotten a nice rug for Larry Summers before getting a new one for the Oval Office. #peoplefirstless than a minute ago via tGadget


Politico's Shira Toeplitz loved the new furniture--and she would know.


As someone who recently decorated their apartment, I LOVE the new coffee table in the Oval Office. Very modern and sleek.less than a minute ago via web


Ed Henry had bad news for everyone who bought a 100 percent authentic veto pen in the last six hours.

@Cordelia_DE the old Oval Office furnishings are going to be kept here at the WH in storage. NO eBay or anything ..less than a minute ago via web


The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz felt a tingling in his retina.

Thanks to @sandyo466, I can now pass along a pic of the renovated Oval Office. Very yellow. http://bit.ly/daWPLrless than a minute ago via web


CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller looked into the future, stole Jay Leno's opening monologue joke.

Just hope the new Oval Office doesnt show up on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.less than a minute ago via web


The West Wing Report put to bed any concerns that President Obama is not, in fact, a regular guy who enjoys reading his rug.

The rug's border is inscribed w/quotes that are meaningful to the President, the WH says. FDR, Lincoln, JFK, Teddy Roosevelt ML King Jr.less than a minute ago via web


Joshua Green saw the connection between the renovation and the other big news story in DC Tuesday.

If WashPost's Mike Wise were tweeting, he'd mention Oval Office's new $12 billion antique commodeless than a minute ago via web


The White House left itself vulnerable to a lot of this stuff.

Late-night jokes about rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic in three...two...one...less than a minute ago via web



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