Lame ducks and direction


President-elect Barack Obama just held his first news conference, and I was struck by how much attention is focused on him — and how little on President Bush. Obama had to remind reporters a half-dozen times that “I am not the president until Jan. 20.”

Any sitting president is a lame duck between the election and the inauguration, but it seems Bush has become especially marginalized.

How does this impact your agency? Do you feel like the focus on the next administration means a lack of direction at the end of this administration?


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