2008 Press (and Mutt) Lover
posted by November 7 at 12:37 PMon
As Dan wrote, we now have a president-elect who can string together entire sentences. Obama’s press conference today also proves that we have a president-elect who, you know, actually holds press conferences. Taking questions. From the press.
It wasn’t particularly hardball but there were good questions: Has anything you’ve seen in your security briefings in the last few days given you pause about what you said during the campaign? (He said he couldn’t answer based on the fact that what he’s learned is classified information.) Did you respond to the happy-election note Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent you? (No, along with a repeat of the belief that Iran developing a nuclear weapon is “unacceptable.”) (What would Emily Post say about answering this card?)
And then, of course, there was the question that Obama answered with the words, “This is a major issue.”
The dog question.
The Obamas want a shelter dog (specifically a “mutt like me,” Obama said), but Malia is allergic. The search is ongoing—just like the family’s pending decision on whether to enroll the girls in private or public school.