The Washington Times - December 18, 2008, 09:00PM

Readers Digest publishes lots of people offering advice to Obama.



The pool bus following President-elect Barack Obama from his transition office in Chicago to his home got a flat tire tonight.


From USA Today’s Mark Memmott’s pool report:


President-elect Barack Obama left his office at 6:00 p.m. to return home. Unfortunately, the pool bus has a flat tire.

We had been in the motorcade and were just a few minutes away from Obama’s residence when it happened.

It is now 6:15 p.m. and we are not with the PEOTUS. But the good news: We are told we have a lid, and presume he is now at home.. Have a good one, everybody.


Caroline-palooza at Sylvia’s in Harlem, where the collard greens are delicious.


The LA Times blog does a clever post on mustaches in politics.


Former President Bill Clinton reveals his donors to the presidential library, but the massive list on his Web site does not load for hours due to server errors.


NBC publishes the “memo of understanding” between Clinton and Obama teams.


Speaking of NBC, they announced that Chuck Todd will be chief White House correspondent, and Savannah Guthrie, a lawyer by trade, will be correspondent. Fan site Viva Chuck Todd rejoices.


JMart scoops a hilarious Cheney anecdote, with the VP telling Rahm Emanuel that “The most important thing is that you have to control your vice president.”


And read the transcript from our exclusive sit-down interview with Cheney.


As everyone flips out over Rick Warren giving the opening prayer on Jan. 20, an effort arises to make the Intrepid’s Bill White the first openly gay Secretary of the Navy.


NY Times Mag does a long (and fascinating) profile on incoming White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.


Obama made some new appointments today.


And I wrote up that Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski was mugged this morning in D.C., just before Mayor Adrian Fenty was a guest on the show. The story generates a lot of commentary, and my inbox was flooded with lots of discussion about the network’s leanings, gun rights, and, oddly, prayer in schools.


 Christina Bellantoni, White House correspondent,
The Washington Times


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