A recent NY Times article discussed how President Obama is a lot more casual with his white house, allowing staffers to enter the Oval Office without suit jackets, and declaring "business casual" weekends. The article ends with the best yet quote, from a retired military official who visited the Oval Office last week to discuss closing Guantanamo Bay:
"He looked around," said retired Rear Adm. John D. Hutson, "and said, 'I've got to do something about these plates. I'm not really a plates kind of guy.' "