In transition

Since the presidential election, I’ve been to four events at the National Press Club — press conference, symposium, what have you — and all four have been standing-room only. 

Speakers at all four events — covering issues ranging from poverty to the Federal Communications Commission — had recommendations for the incoming administration. Remarkably, a number of them (and one event had as many as nine speakers) said they had been in contact with members of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team. Just as remarkably, they all said they had received a fair hearing on their issues.

Perhaps there are some people who think it wouldn’t be worth their while to give their two cents (or $700 billion) to the Obama transition team. Still, it’s impressive.

I was pondering this on my way back from the fourth event Jan. 15 when I ran into someone on her way to the same subway station from which I had just exited. It seems she had left a meeting at the U.S. bishops’ headquarters in Washington to discuss Middle East issues with — you guessed it — the transition team.

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  1. From what I’ve herd on the news none of the people PEOTUS Obama selected to give a prayer is Catholic. Is that true? If so, why is it the largest single domination in the country does not have a role in the a major national event?

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