Yes, there's a new game in town : it's called "competence". This is what a competent president can accomplish, especially when he has a competent team. I like competence. So refreshing!
Item One: trash that stupid Jacket Required Rule imposed by Bush in the Oval Office.
Day One Team Obama Accomplishments:
New WhiteHouse.gov website up with all policy proposals… and a blog.
Ordered federal agencies to halt all pending regulations from the Bush administration.
Suspended special military tribunals for Guantanamo detainees.
Ordered new ethics rules for “a clean break from business as usual.”
Announced a change in policy that will require each federal agency and department to give full attention to Freedom of Information requests, potentially revealing secrets hidden by the Bush administration.
“Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this administration,” Obama said in a statement to reporters.
Circulated a draft executive order to close extra-legal prison at Guantanamo Bay within a year.
Made phone calls to Mahmoud Abbas and other Middle East leaders.
Met with economic advisers in the Roosevelt Room.
Held a meeting to discuss Iraq withdrawal plans with the National Security Advisor, Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and top commanders in the Situation Room.
Decided to appoint George Mitchell as a special Middle East envoy.
Set White House pay freeze and lobbying rules.
Retook the Oath of Office because Chief Justice Roberts garbled it.
Oh, and the President also attended a nice White House Open House.
Now MY question is: should Obama keep the Bush Sun-King Rug in the Oval Office?
Bush was quite fixated on this rug, never failing to tell visitors all about how Lady Laura commissioned it to reflect his optimism (cough, obliviousness).
What do you think? Send it and the magnolia china down to Dallas?