President Elect Barack Obama Lands in Washington D.C. two weeks prior to highly anticipated Inauguration.
Wired PR News.com – President Elect Barack Obama has landed in Washington with two weeks remaining before his highly anticipated Inauguration. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), news of Obama’s arrival came the same day his choice for commerce secretary, Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson opted to drop his nomination for appointment due to a pending investigation over alleged pay for play activities with political donation contributors. Richardson has denied wrongdoing; however, he reportedly decided to withdraw his nomination due to time issues related to the probe.
As noted in the AP, leaving his Chicago hometown to prepare to make a home in D.C. was said to be an emotional experience for the President Elect. Obama is quoted as having commented, “I’ve got to tell you, I choked up a little bit leaving my house today… Malia’s friend had dropped off an album of the two of them. They’ve been friends since preschool. I just looked through the pages, the house was empty. It was a little tough.”
Inauguration Day is January 20.
Photo Credit: The Obama-Biden Transition Project