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President-elect Barack Obama has arrived at the Washington Post for an interview with the editorial board and White House team -- including The Fix!

Obama is now just five days away from becoming the 44th president of the United States and the first African-American to serve as the nation's chief executive.

He comes to the Post amid a tax controversy surrounding Timothy Geithner, his nominee for treasury secretary, and continuing signs that larger-than-expected solutions may be required to fix the current economic problems.

Obama is scheduled to travel to Ohio tomorrow for an economy-focused appearance and then will embark on a whistlestop train tour leading up to the inauguration.

Make sure to check back at later this afternoon for more on the interview.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 15, 2009; 2:04 PM ET
Categories:  White House  
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I find it interesting that people in these posts who have no evidence of their positions have adopted Republican ideology...."If I yell loud enough, long enough it will become true."

If anything you are living up to what Walter Litmann indicated in his book 40 years ago...Americans are not intelligent enough to understand politics or the political process...sorry....thats the way you are presenting yourself.

Posted by: Concerned28 | January 16, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

I agree with nodebris. If you think the Washington Post is a poor newspaper, then don't read it, because visiting the website gives them ad revenue. When you visit and comment, you increase the traffic. Go over to the National Review if you want a news source that keeps talking about how great Ronald Reagan was and conveniently omits any mention of the current and unpopular Republican president.

Posted by: MartinHorn | January 16, 2009 3:46 AM | Report abuse

Isn't it pathetic the way conservatives are so full of bile and loathing that they read a paper they don't like just so they can spew? What kind of pathology is that? Has anyone named it yet?

Posted by: nodebris | January 15, 2009 11:54 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to outsource commenting on this to the comments here:

I will add, however, that I hope the WaPo's staffers wiped their chins afterwards.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | January 15, 2009 11:18 PM | Report abuse

As the Post staffers cheered BHO, O-Nation now cheers the Post. Great stuff, WaPo.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | January 15, 2009 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Oh how nice,WAPO Boss Fred Hiatt and the WAPO Obama Shills all got to shine Obama's
shoes and kiss his stinking lying butt.
Impeach Barack Hussein Obama in 2009!
FIRE Fred Hiatt In 2009!
Save The First Amendment Rid WAPO Of Hiatt!
And Rid WAPO Of Obama BS And Fluff!

Posted by: Carleen19771 | January 15, 2009 6:46 PM | Report abuse

So, your boss came for a visit? I guess we can expect more of those "in depth" articles? Yeah right, that's gonna happen.

Posted by: playfair109 | January 15, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Isn't nice that he has the media in his hip pocket. He is just sooooo awesome. Ya know. He is so awesome. Wow. Man he is sooooo cool, man. Wow. He is will save the planet. Wow. Ya know. Isn't he cool. Wow. Do I know who he is or what his policies really are or where he is from? No. But that doesn't matter...he is toooo cooool. So smooooth. Wow. I am a part of history. I voted for the ONE. Wow.

Posted by: FraudObama | January 15, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Cheers at The Washington Post Building for Obama's Arrival for an Interview

Posted by: lure1 | January 15, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Conservatives are awesome! "That Obama, he ain't even an AMURRICAN!" "He doesn't know anything, what would he say?" Classy, smart, well-read -- you gotta love 'em.

Posted by: KidTJ | January 15, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Those Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats currently vowing to vote against the stimulus bill are once again trotting forth fresh evidence of their criminal Stupidity.

WHILE the Federal government can now borrow at Rates ranging from ZERO to ONE PERCENT -said Congressional Morons refuse to Borrow & spend...WHEN...they have been doing exactly that for the past 8 years at interest rates many times higher!

Given the unprecedented OPPORTUNITY to rebuild our infrastructure (criminally starved for decades by same morons)
...@ not more than 1% stupid do you have to be to pass up such a golden opportunity?

While we're at it we need to bump up the total from $850 Billion to a Whole $Trillion or a $Trillion and a half.

Double the Tax Break/welfare (whatever you want to call it) for that 95% of consumers - from $500 individual and $1,000 family - to $1,000 individual and $2,000 family.

Those politicos currently blabbling

"no tax cuts, no money for the 95% because the Bush stimulus just didn't work."
--- never cite any SOURCE for said "info" & conveniently forget that previous $300 and $600 stimulus was far more than WIPED OUT by the GAS PRICE increases.

Posted by: elme13 | January 15, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

I think it's the gentility and high-mindedness of conservatives that so endears them to their fellow citizens.

Posted by: nodebris | January 15, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I agree, this isn't news. However based on most of the comments here, I can see the vine of 'sour grapes' growing. Accept it...Barack Obama is our next president and will be 1000% better for our country-- and more importantly the world--than the outgoing guy (wait, he did hold the title of president...I guess I should show respect for the office). And the inferences you guys continue to make by repeating his middle name is just plain childish and ridiculous. His middle name is Hussein...means nothing more than that. Wake up people, PLEASE!!!!

Posted by: sirjinxxx | January 15, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

He should have been handing out checks for all the press releases disguised as news that come out of WAPO during the campaign.

Posted by: brewstercounty | January 15, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

yo king_of_zouk, NappyHeadedPresident, edanddot, LarryG62...thanks for reading the WaPo online.

Posted by: patrick69_69 | January 15, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I guess the interview went something like:

Cc: are you still as fabulous as we say you are?

BHO: indeed I am.

CC: can we continue to report that fact?

BHO: OK with me.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | January 15, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

This is news? The affirmative action rookie visits one of his propaganda outlets? No news usual.

Posted by: LarryG62 | January 15, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse



• What happened to Homeland Security warnings of "heightened risk" during Presidential transition?

• How about the late November FBI warning about possible Northeast train station attacks?

• "Amtrak Joe" Biden's longstanding warnings about security flaws along the Amtrak Northeast corridor -- why isn't he waving this whistle stop tour to a halt?

It is both mystifying and frightening to contemplate the unnecessary risk to which President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden are subjecting themselves by going through with Saturday's planned pre-inauguration "whistle stop" train ride from Philadelphia to Washington.

In his farewell press conference on Monday, President Bush seemed to go out of his way to twice repeat that the greatest threat the nation faces is another terrorist attack. At one point in his presser, he said that by giving official voice to the threat, he was not "trying to set something up." Here are President Bush's exact words:

"There is an enemy that still is out there.

"You know, people can maybe try to write that off as, you know, 'he's trying to set something up.'

"I'm telling you there's an enemy that would like to attack America -- Americans -- again. There just is. That's the reality of the world."

George W. Bush could not have been more plain-spoken, candid and direct. The incoming White House team ignores his words -- which he most likely thought about before uttering them -- at their peril.


OR (if link is corrupted):

Posted by: scrivener50 | January 15, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama listened more than he talked


He doesn't know anything, what would he say?

Posted by: king_of_zouk | January 15, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama promised change, and he's started already in communicating with Congress (both Parties), the public (liberals and conservatives), and now the media. According to one Senator, at the meeting he attended, Obama listened more than he talked. His listening to a variety of advice before settling on a policy instead of pursuing his own ideologic agenda should be a welcome change.

Posted by: BTMPost | January 15, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama to spend three times normal amount on inauguration.

I am beginning to recognize a pattern.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | January 15, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

He wanted to thank the WAPO for all their unprofessional biased reporting. Maybe the WAPO can ask Obama for a bailout.

Posted by: edanddot | January 15, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Did he wipe his a$$ with your copy? That's all its good for.

Posted by: NappyHeadedPresident | January 15, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama’s “Gee, this is harder than I thought” shuffle — which, in his trademark rhetorical habit of insulting the audience’s intelligence, is couched as if it were we, rather than he, who had failed to grasp the intricacies — was rolled out by the president-elect himself last weekend. The occasion was a soft-ball interview by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, the latest of countless former Clintonites to lend the new administration a helping hand.


Posted by: king_of_zouk | January 15, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

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