My friend Claudia made me take a tour of the white house once, for which I am now grateful, since I would never have stood in a hot, two hour line without her urging and cajoling, but the tour didn’t include the oval office.
Recently, the Press made a big deal out of the fact that Bill Clinton gushed over how much he liked the new Oval Office rug during a meeting hosted by W. for the former living Presidents. I thought I would check it out.
The Oval Office was created in 1909 when William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing of the White House. The White House already had an