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President-Elect Barack Obama and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden To Hold Meeting With Transition Economic Advisory Board
Press Conference Will Follow the Meeting

Chicago - President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden will hold a meeting with the Transition Economic Advisory Board tomorrow, Friday, November 7, 2008. There will be a pooled photo spray for the meeting. The press conference will be held at 1:30pm central at the Hilton Chicago following the meeting.

The members of the Transition Economic Advisory Board are below and all will participate in tomorrow's meeting.

· David Bonior (Member House of Representatives 1977-2003)
· Warren Buffett (Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway)-will participate via speakerphone
· Roel Campos (former SEC Commissioner)
· William Daley (Chairman of the Midwest, JP Morgan Chase; Former Secretary, U.S. Dept of Commerce, 1997-2000)
· William Donaldson (Former Chairman of the SEC 2003-2005)
· Roger Ferguson (President and CEO, TIAA-CREF and former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve)
· Jennifer Granholm (Governor, State of Michigan)
· Anne Mulcahy (Chairman and CEO, Xerox)
· Richard Parsons (Chairman of the Board, Time Warner)
· Penny Pritzker (CEO, Classic Residence by Hyatt)
· Robert Reich (University of California, Berkeley; Former Secretary, U.S. Dept of Labor, 1993-1997)
· Robert Rubin (Chairman and Director of the Executive Committee, Citigroup; Former Secretary, U.S. Dept of Treasury, 1995-1999)
· Eric Schmidt (Chairman and CEO, Google)
· Lawrence Summers (Harvard University; Managing Director, D.E. Shaw; Former Secretary, U.S. Dept of Treasury, 1999-2001)
· Laura Tyson (Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; Former Chairman, National Economic Council, 1995-1996; Former Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisors, 1993-1995)
· Antonio Villaraigosa (Mayor, City of Los Angeles)
· Paul Volcker (Former Chairman, U.S. Federal Reserve 1979-1987)

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OUR PRESIDENT ELECT WILL CALM OUR FEARS AND MAKE
HIS MESSAGE SO PLAIN THAT A FOOL CAN UNDERSTAND
HIS THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY!
WE MUST REMAIN CALM, WE MUST REMAIN UPBEAT, WE
MUST NOT LET THE ECONOMY DESTROY OUR AMERICAN
SPIRIT!
ALOT OF THINGS WILL IMPROVE, WE MUST CONTINUE
TO BELIEVE AND BACK OUR NEW PRESIDENT!
I WANT TO CONGRATULATE MR. AND MRS. BUSH FOR
MAKING THE TRANSITION FOR THE OBAMA'S VERY SMOOTH!
I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT LAURA BUSH WAS AND IS
A GREAT PERSON, SHE AND MICHELLE OBAMA WILL HAVE
GREAT TALKS THE REST OF THEIR LIVES!

The latest news from our Economic Tsunami is that the Unemployment rate is the highest it has been in 20 years.
President-Elect Obama meets with his key economic advisers, each an expert in the economy and, no doubt, ready to propose many ideas on how to deal with our Economic Tsunami, the name given by The Oracle Economic Tzar Chairman Greenspan.

And, what do reporters asks only about? "They said, you said, we said and they will say."
Wow! Way to keep the people informed about future economic plans, by rehashing election politics!!
Don't they read Newspapers? The Election is over!

Are these reporters so sure of their own jobs and the jobs of their readers, before they stop buying newspapers, that they had to show they couldn't care less about the Unemployed?

We do not need newsprint reporters trying to emulate Saturday Night Live! It is funny only in TV. I thought they knew that.
Nobody asked; "What do you plan to do after Jan, 2009 to put Americans back to work?"
Do they lack interest in the fate of the country? What country are they from? One of those in North America? I can't believe that, all are interested in the future of the U.S. They will swim or sink with us, Canada and Mexico, I heard that from VP Palin, I think. Maybe, it was from a reporter making fun of her for not knowing the nations in North America, I wonder if she will return the favor and do another skit in SNL on Journalism and reporters?
These reporters are a disgrace to Journalism!!
Shame! Shame!

Thank you to Sun-Times reporters for printing the names, titles, and associations of president-elect Obama's economic transition team. The identification of these leaders is critical to an informed understanding of Obama's strategy. It gives us multiple angles by which to ascertain his perspective thus far.

His assembled team shows a broad reach for inclusion of the brightest minds from diverse sectors. Former federal commissioners and cabinet members as well as mayors and governors join with key business executives and academic heads. Women and a couple of non-white citizens pepper the roster.

For a president to be most effective, he must consult a variety of the most informed financial players in the nation. Breadth and commitment on Obama's part is already at play regarding by evidence of his choices. I am therefore encouraged.

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