The Washington Times - December 3, 2008, 05:35PM

CHICAGO - President-elect Barack Obama ditched the press tonight for the first time.

Here’s the pool report from USA Today’s Richard Wolf:



Finally, some drama from Obama:


The president-elect eluded the press pool at 3:21 p.m. by leaving transition offices 24 minutes before the afternoon pool call. He was home before the pool fully assembled, according to the ever-helpful Katie Lillie, whose fault this was not.

No word on why the early day. The rain was threatening to freeze, though.

We have a full lid for the night.


UPDATE, Friday: Re-reading this item, I can’t believe I forgot to note that Obama indeed has ditched the press before, in a big way.



 Christina Bellantoni, White House correspondent, 
The Washington Times


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