It's Straight to Work for No. 44

8:35 start later than Bush's usual kickoff, but Obama was out kinda late
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2009 10:31 AM CST
Obama: Day 1.   (White House)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama kicked off day one as president by entering the Oval Office at 8:35am, later, notes the Christian Science Monitor, than his predecessor typically did—though perhaps not that late considering his night of parties stretched until 1am. Obama spent 10 minutes alone, reading a note in an envelope marked: "To: #44, From: #43." For more photos from Obama's first day on the job, click the image to the left.