As the old saying goes, "When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping." And so it is that Barack Obama has directed an absolutely faaaaabulous makeover of the oval office.
When he first moved in, Obama made only minor decorating changes, including removing a bust of Winston Churchill which England had sent to give comfort and courage to the nation following 9/11. And for whatever reason, Obama just doesn't have much interest in 9/11 knickknacks.
But this new office renovation (which was financed privately) is the real deal - new paint, new wallpaper, new furniture, and a spectacular new rug which not only displays the presidential seal, but also has inspiring quotations woven into the rim.
For instance, you'd be able to read the motto "The Welfare of Each of Us is Dependent Fundamentally Upon the Welfare of All of Us" if you were walking around the circular rug.
Which is perfect when you think about it. After all, what could better represent this presidency than welfare...and going in circles?