Skip to comments.Preparing for the Obama Era (all sweetness & light - no keyboards ruined - yet)
Posted on 11/09/2008 4:21:12 PM PST by Libloather
Preparing for the Obama Era
Bush Officials and President-Elect Working Together On Pressing Issues
By Robert Barnes, Dan Eggen and Anne E. Kornblut
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, November 9, 2008; A01
Faced with one of the most important transfers of presidential power in American history -- amid wars on two fronts, the looming threat of terrorism at home and a full-blown economic crisis -- the outgoing Bush administration and the incoming Obama team have responded with exceptional cooperation on those issues, aides and outside experts say.
The Obama team has begun submitting names to the FBI for expedited security clearances, which is allowed under an intelligence reform law passed in 2004. Officials said that more than 100 positions, down to the level of undersecretary, are eligible under the statute.
"If a crisis hits on Jan. 21, they're the ones that are going to have to deal with it," Bolten said in an interview taped for broadcast today on C-SPAN. "We need to make sure they're as well-prepared as possible."
Brookings Institution scholar Stephen Hess, who has been involved in presidential transitions since the Eisenhower administration, is among those who are impressed by the efforts.
"I'm not sure I've ever seen an outgoing administration work as hard at saying the right thing," Hess said in an interview Friday. "This is really quite memorable."
Hess and other experts agreed that the times demand cooperation. "I think it's the most dire set of circumstances I can recall in looking at presidential transitions," said Charles O. Jones, who studies the transfer of power. He and others compare Obama's challenge to Franklin D. Roosevelt's in 1932, or even Abraham Lincoln's in 1860.
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Is there ANY chance of finding out about Hussein Obomber's illegal campaign contributions?
More like: The Obama Error
hehe very clever :D
I may still be upset about Bush’s high level of class leading us to this disaster, but he remains a gentleman to the end.
You won’t see any “O” keycaps glued down or other dirty tricks wen this Adminsitration transitions to the fuhrer’s gestapo and reichstad.
The Obama team has begun submitting names to the FBI for expedited security clearances
Is Barack Obama’s name on there?
They’re just shocked that Bush isn’t following the childish path that they themselves would follow if the shoe were on the other foot.
We all need to be very thankful that George Bush is the man he is. I have no doubt that the new administration will be tested very early. Let’s just hope some of the o’s appointments have a few synapses firing in the right direction.
President-elect Obama has until December 1st to present his birth certificate to the Supreme Court. Phillip J. Berg was unable to stop the election, but Obama has until Dec. 01. 2008, to respond. The Supreme Court, by the way, has the power to order the State of Hawaii to hand it over directly to them.
That certainly hasn’t made it into the MSM, has it?
Sounds like a bad idea.
A very bad idea.
Might depend on what "expedited" means. If it means "go to the head of the queue, do not collect $200..." it might be okay. If it means "take shortcuts" I agree -- a very bad idea.
I'll say again.. the Bush Administration had better insist upon third-party, non-partisan transition observers as the 0 mob takes over offices and facilities.
Else the Rat Party (formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party) will surely lie about finding the offices and facilities in shambles and ugly racial graffiti on the walls and doors.
The Rats got caught doing it eight years ago and -- I forget if there's an Alinsky rule number -- the rule is, publicly and loudly accuse your opponent of your own nefarious, disgusting doings.
The FBI already have Ayers’ name, don’t they! And many other Weather Underground folk. If we have any law left at all, they cannot in any way shape or form, be cleared! And BO has to come up with a valid BC.
‘expedited security clearances’?
“Sounds like a bad idea.”
Some clearances were actually obtained before the election.
“Before the election in an unprecedented move about 100 people from teams for Obama and for Republican John McCain were given top-secret security clearances. That ensured that the winner would start getting national security briefings immediately after the victor was declared.”
Yes, I had heard of that at the time.