More transition team news in this report.
Avoiding special interests and lobbyists looks to be a constant headache for the incoming Administration. As a candidate, Sen. Obama made grand promises to clean Washington of the kind of special interest politics that he accused Republicans of engaging in. He boasted that he counted no lobbyists among his staff or top advisers. But with the record sums of money that Obama raised during the campaign, close to $600 million, and the relative lack of experienced people for Administration posts, it will be very difficult for President Obama to avoid associating with or appointing people who did not contribute to his campaign. Obama appears to be learning even before he takes office, that campaigning and governing are tow very different things.