It’s Called “The Resolute Desk”

It was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 and was built from the timbers of the British Arctic Exploration ship Resolute.

Perhaps you’ve seen it in some pictures…

In all fairness, there is one picture of W I’ve found with his feet up, and one of Gerry Ford.

And I do mean “one”.

Someone in OUR family would resolutely be saying “Get yer God*&$ed feet off the frickin’ desk!!!”, regardless of my last name, since they do it already, regardless of the fact that it might have come from a Salvation Army Thrift Store.

5 Responses to “It’s Called “The Resolute Desk””

  1. aelfheld says:

    A resolute desk for an irresolute president.

  2. Ave says:

    Mr. President please keep your dogs off the furniture.

  3. nightfly says:

    I suppose it was just too much work to pack it up and send it back to England with the bust of Churchill…

  4. Mori says:

    He works SO hard, he needs to put his feet up to relax. /sarc

    Considering he was born to a Muslim father and spent years in a Muslim country, being raised by a Muslim father, one would think he understands the significance of showing the bottoms of one’s feet… never mind, I got it.

  5. JeffS says:

    Mr. President, please keep your dogs out of the White House.

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