The Trail: A Daily Diary of Campaign 2008


44 The Obama Presidency

Quiet Day Expected for Obama

By Anne E. Kornblut
President-elect Barack Obama has kept a relatively low profile since winning office, but has been filling his days with meetings in his transition office, often for hours on end.

That is likely to be the case again on Tuesday, aides said, as Obama moves ahead on big issues, such as considering whether to choose Sen. Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State, and less global ones, such as whether to send his daughters to Maret, Sidwell or GDS. (All three elite independent schools are under consideration, people close to him have said, and the girls reportedly visited Georgetown Day School yesterday.)

There no official events, such as yesterday's sit-down with Sen. John McCain, who Obama defeated at the polls on Election Day.

The next president of the United States is planning to hold some discussions by phone, and may fill some senior White House positions on Tuesday or Wednesday -- nothing suprising, but instead a continued rollout of his trusted advisers, who will join heavy hitters from Capitol Hill to assume White House roles. An announcement on something big -- such as a role for Clinton, or a for New York Fed Chairman Tim Geithner -- is not expected before the weekend.

Posted at 6:23 AM ET on Nov 18, 2008  | Category:  44 The Obama Presidency
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Please update your "Political Landscape" map graphic making all the states that Obama won BLUE instead of red or yellow.

Posted by: ESR1 | November 18, 2008 2:47 PM

Why do I have a feeling that if McCain had won, the WaPo's Kornblut wouldn't offer "quiet" reports like this, but instead would be soliciting questions that VP Palin could be asked, or perhaps even writing smear pieces about her?

Oh, yeah, Kornblut's past history:

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | November 18, 2008 2:28 PM

i think the man should seriously invest in a 2-week vacation ... d world won't stop spinning .. he needs some rest after dat whirlwind campaign.. he should set an example to corporate america.. lest he burns out..

Posted by: lanreeuler | November 18, 2008 1:57 PM

Good! Maybe he can take a minute or two, and review events in our Hemisphere!

Let's see...

Chavez, Castro, Morales, and their buddy Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, expanding their influences with Ecuador, Nicaragua, Chile-and now Praguay. All while aiding FARC and Shinning Path to destabilize Colombia, and Peru respectively.
Oppressive Poverty and Corruption in El Salvidor, Guatemala, Honduras, and all across the Caribbean...
Trading issues with Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru and others...
Messico-No!, Bushie done sold us already to that one!

Then, after maybe realizing Hillary and her Con-Man Hubby, don't have a CLUE about that part of OUR Hemisphere;

He can consider what she knows about East Africa, it's current problems;

And What Muslims think of Women in Politics-OR, Business Dealings at all!

Yep, soooo glad Barack is getting a chance to THINK!

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 18, 2008 10:37 AM

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