Barack on 60 Minutes

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Livesteez shares some excerpts from the Obama interview with 60 minutes last night:

In an interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes— his first since the election — President-elect Barack Obama spoke about the economy, home foreclosures and whether his mother-in-law will join the first family when it moves into the White House. “There’s no doubt that we have not been able yet to reset the confidence in the financial markets and in the consumer markets and among businesses that allow the economy to move forward in a strong way,” he said. “And my job as president is going to be to make sure that we restore that confidence.” Obama, a Democrat, vowed to quickly establish a program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and said Congress and the Bush administration should find a compromise this week to provide financial aid to the auto industry, according to USAToday.com. Obama and his wife, Michelle, also offered a glimpse into their family. They will get a dog, they said, but not until later this winter, after they settle in.

And the new president will leave it up to his mother-in-law to decide whether she will move into the White House. “I don’t tell my mother-in-law what to do,” Obama said. “I’m not stupid. That’s why I got elected president, man.” Michelle Obama teased her husband when he lamented he would no longer enjoy the “soothing” experience of dishwashing. “Since when was it ever soothing for you to wash the dishes?” she asked. “You know,” he responded, “when I had to do it. I’d make it into a soothing thing.”

The future first lady said her first priority is ensuring their daughters adjust to the new way of life. After that, she wants to help military families and improve the public school system in Washington, D.C., she said. “The thing we’ve learned … as we’ve watched this campaign is that people, women, are capable of doing more than one thing well at the same time,” Michelle Obama said. “And I’ve, you know, had to juggle being mom in chief and having a career for a long time.”

The more we learn about the Obama’s the more we fall in love with this beautiful family. A President that worked hard and was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth is similar to most of our upbringings and makes it easy to relate.

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In other Obama news…

President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain are meeting Monday for the first time since the presidential election to talk about how they can work together on problems facing the country. The former rivals will sit down at the Obama transition headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.The meeting comes as Obama is trying to fill out his Cabinet with the most capable people and show he can reach across party lines. Obama aides have said the president-elect is expected to focus on common ground issues, like climate change and ethics reform, in Monday’s meeting. The two are not expected to talk about any possible Cabinet position for McCain, according to both McCain and Obama advisers.

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