Thursday, December 11, 2008

Not So Ordinary Press Conference

President-elect Obama held a press conference this morning to announce Tom Daschle as his nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services.

He then went on to talk about health care initiatives and opened up the floor for questions from the press.

Obama was expecting inquiries regarding policy and health care reform; what he received was a barrage of questions regarding Governor Blagojevich.

He gave lackluster responses to a number of the reporters, particularly when he was asked if any member of his staff had contact with the corrupt Hot Rod.

He replied that he will get back to the reporter in 2-3 days so he can get "all the facts in order".

Why does it take 72 hours to answer that simple question?

The transition team is obviously getting all their ducks in a row and straightening out their respective stories.

What is worse than his response was that the reporter never followed up to ask the president-elect why he needed so much time?

There was one high point in the press conference however:

On the last question, a journalist had a health care policy inquiry.

At that point, ABC switched back to "The View".

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