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Barack, Michelle Obama at the White House with President, Laura Bush. Robert Gibbs met with Dana Perino

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WASHINGTON--The Obamas met the Bushes on Monday, taking separate tours of the White House, while Obama communications chief huddled in the West Wing with White House Press Secretary Dana Perino.

The Obamas arrived at the White House near 2 p.m. flying from Chicago on a chartered American Airlines flight. After about a visit lasting less than two hours--as much symbolic as substance--Barack Obama motorcaded back to Reagan National Airport to return to Chicago while Michelle Obama remains in the city.

At the White House, the Obamas were greeted by Rear Admiral Stephen Rochon, the director of the Executive Residence and the Chief Usher. The big shot was of the President and the President-elect walking down the colonade here towards the Oval Office.

While the principles were meeting, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino met for about 40 minutes in her West Wing office always occupied by the chief spokesman. Gibbs is likely to be the next occupant of that office.

After that, the couple split; Obama with Bush, and Michelle with Laura Bush.

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I think that having Obama president is the best thing ever it is the change we need.

Note the Presidential poise of Obama and the lean of Bush into him? Note the matching blue ties? Gone is Republican red...Obama may not technically be the president but to all who see him he has moved into that seat with aplomb. Americans have already seceded from the Bush administration and all it stands for, a horrific economy, a badly bruised and broken people left in the wake of deregulation, and wounds which may not heal ...what we are left with is the road up...and we will..we can...we already have when we voted last week!


with is the road up...and we will..we can...we already have when we voted last week!

I think people need to get off the race thing....Ecomically we are hurting and we have people loosing jobs, homes, cars, retirement etc...bottomline the way we were going was leading us further in the hole...What we need now is "CHANGE," with new ideas, directions, and a new way of thinking. I believe that President Obama has enough compassion and intelligence in his heart for the american people that he will bring the change. LET'S GIVE OBAMA A CHANCE...WHAT MORE DO WE HAVE TO LOOSE????


Well done Obama and Michelle.

I just wondered if the Whitehouse is the righthouse? For such a precious,great and gracious president elect?


I believe that Barack Obama is a very smart and intellectual indivdual who knows policies and procedures. Barak Obama ran a very professional campaign and truly believe that he will be the greatest president that has lived and will be because of his professional approach to the world and the nation.

President for the whole United States of America.

Only time will tell

Thank goodness America you have done something right. We in the rest of the world could never understand how you elected George Bush for his second term. I just hope that Obama will restore a little faith in the American people in the eyes of the world coz there sure isnt any there at the moment.

Obama is the sexiess and most intulecual(my be spelled wrong) president-to-be ever. i love him and Michelle, myalia, and sasha.Obama has inspired me to do things i never wanted to do. This wonderful man has motivated me to work harder in school so i could go to Harverd Law. Not only that, but i have also decided i want to be The President Of The United States.He's a new form of hope and inspiration for all people.
YES WE DID,SO YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, only time will tell. Well done to the Obama's. Remember you are only where you are today because God has allowed it. We pray you remain the humble people you and your wife have come across as.

TO SYLVIA YOU THINK THEY DON'T KNOW THAT!
HE WOKE US UP THIS MORNING AND STARTED US ON OUR
WAY!
PRESIDENT ELECT OBAMA AND HIS WIFE ARE VERY
HUMBLE AND ALWAYS WILL BE!
TO DAPHNEY I'M GLAD YOU ARE FIRED UP, AMERICA
IS ON FIRE FOR THIS MAN AND THE INAGURATION IS
GOING TO BE ONE TO REMEMBER!
THE PICTURE WITH THE BUSH FAMILY TELLS IT ALL!

Well done Obama, We as Americans need to pray for God guideness for you and your family. God put you here and I know that he will see you through. God Bless you!!!!!

omg tht is the best article ever!

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