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President-elect Barack Obama’s team has confirmed reports about another news conference, set for 10:45 a.m. ET tomorrow. This one, like those yesterday and today, will also be related to the economy and its troubles.
On the lighter side of things out in Chicago at Obama HQ, it would appear the president-elect is sensitive to the sporting preferences of the reporters who are covering the transition. The room where he’s holding his news briefings has been jokingly divided into a north side for fans of the Chicago Cubs and a south side for fans of the Chicago White Sox. That unusual arrangement came up at today’s briefing.
- Obama: “All right. We’ve got — I’m going to call on Steve Thomma (of McClatchy Newspapers). Where’s Steve? And the reason I’m going to call on Steve, I understand that, as a lifelong White Sox fan, you were placed in the Cubs section yesterday, and I want to apologize for that. This is also part of the new way of doing business. When we make mistakes, we admit them.”
Thomma: “Well, thank you, sir. That’s the change we need on behalf of White Sox fans.”
Source: USA Today
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