Obama’s Transition Economic Advisory Board

by LukeAmerica2020
These are the members of President-elect Obama’s Transition Economic Advisory Board who participated in a meeting in Chicago with Mr. Obama on Friday (2008-10-07). The meeting also included Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Obama’s newly named chief of staff, Representative Rahm Emanuel. His TEAB were lined up behind him at the Democrat’s first press conference since his election victory (see the video below).

DAVID E. BONIOR: Academic, former Democratic Congressman from Michigan, John Edwards’s campaign manager.

WARREN E. BUFFETT: Billionaire investor and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, expected to take part by telephone.

ROEL C. CAMPOS: Washington lawyer, former member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, former broadcasting executive.

WILLIAM M. DALEY: Senior executive at JP Morgan Chase, former Commerce Secretary, chairman of Al Gore’s presidential campaign.

WILLIAM H. DONALDSON: Former chairman of the S.E.C., long career in investment banking, higher education and government.

ROGER W. FERGUSON Jr.: Chief executive of TIAA-CREF, the private financial services company, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve.

JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM: Governor of Michigan.

ANNE M. MULCAHY: Chairwoman and chief executive of Xerox.

RICHARD D. PARSONS: Chairman of Time Warner, former banker.

PENNY S. PRITZKER: Senior executive, Hyatt, national finance chairwoman for the Obama campaign.

ROBERT B. REICH: Author, academic, former Labor Secretary.

ROBERT E. RUBIN: Chairman of Citigroup, former Treasury Secretary.

ERIC E. SCHMIDT: Chairman and chief executive, Google.

LAWRENCE H. SUMMERS: Economist, academic, former Treasury Secretary.

LAURA D’ANDREA TYSON: Academic, former chairwoman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors and the National Economic Council.

ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSA: Mayor of Los Angeles.

PAUL A. VOLCKER: Former chairman of the Federal Reserve.

This video is from the VoiceOfAmericans2008 YouTube channel.

Hmmmm …
Who did Mr. Obama call on to ask the questions in his first official press conference?

Here are the nine lucky reporters in sequence:

   Nedra Pickler (AP)
   Lee Cowan (NBC)
   Jake Tapper (ABC)
   Chip Reid (CBS)
   Karen Bohan (Reuters)
   John McCormick (Chicago Tribune)
   Lynn Sweet (Chicago Sun-Times)
   Candy Crowley (CNN)
   Jeff Zeleny (New York Times)

Which network didn’t get to ask Mr. Obama a question? Somehow overlooked was … Fox News.

And …
Notice the presidential-looking seal displayed at the top of his “Office of the President-Elect” sign:

Here’s the seal he unveiled back in June (it looks very similar to the one he’s using now). Yes; he has his own logo and his own seal. It’s not Obama the man … it’s Obama the brand.

 

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3 Responses to Obama’s Transition Economic Advisory Board

  1. St. Lucie says:

    Wonderful! Jennifer Granholm from my state of Michigan as an advisor….just dandy! After what she did to Michigan’s economy, it won’t be long before the whole country goes completely into the ditch.

  2. St. Lucie says:

    Granholm was right when she told Michigan businesses and residents “……and in 5 years you’ll be blown away”

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