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    Default So what happens now?

    So we have a new president-elect, and now he has, what, 77 days to get ready to take office? What kind of cabinet will he put together? Will there be a Clinton in it? Will foreign governments be willing to work more with us, even in stabilising Iraq with Obama set to take the reins? What about skinheads and the KKK - will they start being more visible now that we have a "black" president?

    And last but not least (for now) - has he scheduled his first meeting with Bono yet?

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    He is soon going to be on MTV cribbs!

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    Like any new incoming president, Obama has a lot of work to do to get all ready and assembled before he takes office. He demonstrated a strong ability to select very competent people to surround himself with, so I suspect his cabinet will be made up of very excellent and diverse people. Then over the next few years we get to watch him age faster than normal, because that's what happens with every president.

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    God do they age, I don't really know how any sane person could really want the job. You know these men and women must love this nation with all their being to spend a year or more in some cases on the campaign trail and then at least 4 years doing a job that could kill a hippo with stress.

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    I just took in five hours of BBC and NPR news while doing some cleaning and assembly work in my recording studio, and I learned a few things about the transition process...

    Did you know that as of today Obama will be receiving the exact same daily briefings from the CIA as President Bush? Also, there are staffers from the Bush Administration whose new full time job assignments are to aid in the transition process. It's a thorough but frantic process to get everything in order before the new president officially takes office.

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    Let's hope that there is a smooth transition process. Supposedly, the transition from Clinton to Bush was anything but smooth. Of course, what I am stating is just hearsay, as I don't have any real proof.

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    First, they paint the White House Black. Next they change the national anthem
    to One Nation Under a Groove. Then, they give all the blacks 40 acres and a mule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy King View Post
    Let's hope that there is a smooth transition process. Supposedly, the transition from Clinton to Bush was anything but smooth. Of course, what I am stating is just hearsay, as I don't have any real proof.
    I heard that too. Bush is in the paper today saying that will not be the case this time.

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    Actually, it was the HW Bush to Clinton transition that left a lot to be desired, and even Clinton himself admitted that he did a poor job by concentrating too much on cabinet positions rather than all the White House positions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Len75 View Post
    He is soon going to be on MTV cribbs!
    Who's in da house? Obama's in da house...

    I think he will pull in some independents and maybe even a Repulican or two. I remember an old Richard Branson interview. He said one of the keys to his success was surrounding himself with people who really know what they are doing to fill in the gaps in your knowledge. That is a talent in itself and I think that is one skill that Obama possesses.

    I'd like to see Colin Powell in there for sure. Maybe David Hasselhoff..
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    Who's in da house? Obama's in da house...

    I think he will pull in some independents and maybe even a Repulican or two. I remember an old Richard Branson interview. He said one of the keys to his success was surrounding himself with people who really know what they are doing to fill in the gaps in your knowledge. That is a talent in itself and I think that is one skill that Obama possesses.

    I'd like to see Colin Powell in there for sure. Maybe David Hasselhoff..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    Did you know that as of today Obama will be receiving the exact same daily briefings from the CIA as President Bush?
    I heard that as well, Andrew. Can't remember whether I heard it on NPR, but it was pointed out that starting today, he will be learning about things that he didn't know a couple of days ago...I think the word they used was "ominous".

    Rahm Emmanuel is up for WH Chief of Staff, and I heard that John Kerry is actively lobbying for SecState.

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    yep there had been something like 100,000 square feet of office space rented for the incoming administration offices and Obama's people are going to be getting the highest security clearances as they will be working along side Bush administration

    Once a chief of staff is chosen (and Emanuel is an interesting choice) the hiring of staff and announcing of appointments is going into high gear with the first announcements beginning as early as next week.

    There is a committment to a smooth transition, and I get the feeling that it's going to be a relief to Bush...his staff's cooperation may be the best thing Bush has done for America in a looooooong time.

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    From what I saw on the news last evening, the Obama transition team has been in place for over two months. That sort of forward thinking makes me believe that this transfer of power will go smoothly, providing the outgoing Bush administration doesn't resort to some petty, petulant behavior to screw things up. Then again, what else would you expect from them at this point?
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