Just watching the first press conference with Robert Gibbs as Barack Obama’s Press Secretary. He was unflappable like I thought he would be.
Executive Orders and Quantamano Bay
He spoke about our security being stronger and enhanced because of Obama’s new executive orders regarding the “torture camp”, and the new Envoy’s being sent to the Middle East for talks with Arab leaders.
The President is satisfied that the executive order regarding Quantamano was done in a way so that the structure of the executive order following the Flag Officers suggestions regarding the use the Army Field Manuals.
Journalists questioned Gibbs on the new administration’s believe that executive order to close Quantamano Bay within a year and transferdetainees to different locations, and setting in motion a plan for fair trails.
It’s apparent that the press is going to be holding Obama’s administration’s feet to the fire.
Abundance of Caution on the Oaths
He did quite well, and spoke smoothly regarding “an abundance of caution” regarding Obama’s botches swearing in on inauguration day. Chuck Todd from MSNBC drilled Gibbs on the the re-swearing of the Obama oath.
Hard Questions on Lobbyists in Washington
More straight questions to Gibbs regarding Obama’s new direction as far as what lobbyists are prohibited as per another new executive order. Obama’s administration is being accused of making acceptions to this new executive order with some appointees.
More On Bail-Out and Stimulas Packages
More questions from the Press Corp. regarding the use of public money in the bail-out and stimulas package.
Gibbs outlined the economic team’s formulation of the stimulas package and prevention more major banks filing for bankruptcy. Gibbs mentioned that the financial package has to help main street by making banks lend money and free up the credit market.
Also Gibbs mentioned that they need to stop the CEOs getting big pay-outs.
Gibbs said that Obama will be upholding American values as far as not torturing prisoners, and adhering the International Law.
When asked about how Barrack Obama and his famiy in their new home in the White House Gibbs mentioned what it’s like for Obama to be;
“LIVING ABOVE THE COMPANY STORE”
Gibbs did well and seems to handle criticism well and stayed calm and relaxed. He ensured the White House Press Corp that the Obama’s administration has the economy problem directly in their sights and is working everyday to redirect the course of the economy, and is having daily briefings on the economy.