Here’s President Barack Obama talking with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough; Kathryn Ruemmler, Counsel to the President; and Katie Beirne Fallon, Director of Legislative Affairs, in the Oval Office, Jan. 9, 2014.
They were probably talking about very important things.
And it doesn’t look like the president was in a hurry to get up and go someplace else.
So, why didn’t he ask them to sit down?
I’m a huge fan of the West Wing series, and I don’t recall President Josiah Edward “Jed” Bartlet ever letting his staff to remain standing like that during meetings. He always invited them to sit down and be comfortable.
Not this comfortable, though: