Ugliness in the Oval Office

This photograph gained much exposure for showing the lack gender diversity  among Obama's advisers. But it is also noteworthy for something else: The hideous table in front of the President, which looks like it's covered in Fifties linoleum. Maybe this is what passes for good taste in the Obamas' Chicago neighborhood, but it looks bizarrely out of place among the beautiful  Federal cabinetry elsewhere in the People's House. For views of the Oval Office in more elegant times See here.