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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