Tomorrow: Obama’s First Day In Office

Now that Barack Obama has spent two years campaigning, won an election and has now been sworn in, the difficult part will begin tomorrow: His first full day of work as President of the United States.

Obama will reportedly be meeting tomorrow with Sec. of Defense Robert Gates, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Mike Mullen, Gen. David Petraeus, and others to discuss the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Attending via video teleconference will be Gen. David McKiernan, the commander in Afghanistan, and Gen. Ray Odierno, the commander in Iraq.

Also up for tomorrow, the new White House has confirmed, will be a meeting with his economic advisers, expected to take place in the afternoon. The big task there will be discussion on his economic stimulus plan.

It should also be noted that Obama performed some significant official acts today, as well. He issued an order halting all pending regulations that were issued by the lame-duck George W. Bush but have not yet taken effect. And the Senate voted unanimously to confirm six cabinet officers.

The only fly in the ointment was that Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) held up the unanimous approval of Hillary Clinton to become Secretary of State, requiring an open debate and a recorded vote to be held tomorrow.