Obama Transition Not So Flawless After All

Blunders show new administration to be quite ordinary, blogger writes
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2009 2:52 PM CST

(Newser) – News coverage has so far given the impression that Barack Obama’s transition is one of the smoothest, best-executed in history. But with a number of recent blunders grabbing headlines, the administration’s image is coming back down to earth, writes Ed Morrissey for Hot Air. “Most transitions feel embarrassed by one high-profile withdrawal,” Morrissey writes “but Obama’s had three: Daschle, Killefer, and Bill Richardson.”

“Clearly, the Obama transition team doesn’t do its homework,” Morrissey writes, noting that Richardson’s legal problems have been public knowledge since August. Obama’s lapses in following his own ethics rules leave him looking “weak and inexperienced, flailing at his first executive position in government, Morrissey writes, “just as many of us predicted he would do during the campaign.”