The Washington Times - January 21, 2009, 11:42AM

Here is a verbatim transcription of the first press release from the Obama administration (the first one I’ve received, that is):


Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release                                    January 21, 2009

Below is a statement from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

At 8:35 AM, the President arrived in the Oval Office and spent 10 minutes alone in the office.  He read the note left to him by President Bush that was in an envelope marked “To: #44, From: #43”.  At 8:45 AM, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel came in to discuss the schedule of today’s events.  The First Lady came into the Oval Office at 9:10 AM.  We will release a picture shortly.


Sounds like a full day already and they’re off to a good start.  I just hope they’re not planning to keep up this minute-by-minute diary of President Obama’s day.  My inbox has very little available space.