Mystery Person: Who Did Obama Drop Off a Few Blocks From His House?

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From the Obama watch pool report tonight:

Pool Report — Dec. 17, 2008
On a snowy Chicago night, President-elect Barack Obama left the federal building at 7:30 p.m., about eight hours after he arrived. It was unclear whether his economic meetings lasted the entire time, whether he was conducting other business or whether he was waiting for evening traffic to ease from the biggest snowstorm of the season.
The motorcade navigated the slippery streets to the South Side, taking alternative routes along the way, including Lower Wacker Drive that led to a long service road that ran parallel to the train tracks near Grant Park. We emerged from the winding short-cut near McCormick Place and slowly proceeded to the Obama home on Martin Luther King Drive and other surface streets, all to avoid a clogged Lake Shore Drive.
The president-elect made a brief stop in the Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood, dropping off an unidentified person a few blocks from his house. (emphasis added) He arrived at his residence about 8:05 p.m.
With a lid called, your pool bus began the snowbound trek back downtown.
Jeff Zeleny, New York Times

So who is this mystery person?
I am addicted to these pool reports, but I can’t wait until January 20th when we can get on real news.
But seriously, who was it?
— Steve Clemons

Comments

13 comments on “Mystery Person: Who Did Obama Drop Off a Few Blocks From His House?

  1. calling all toasters says:

    Awful lot of economics Nobel Prize winners in Hyde Park. Still… gotta go with Goolsbee.

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  2. Darsan54 says:

    Plain and simple. . . . . . Jim Morrison

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  3. Just Steve says:

    “The Obama’s have numerous friends in Hyde Park, and some of them are working with him on the transition. Isn’t it possible he was just giving a friend a ride home on a snowy night, maybe so that the friend’s spouse didn’t have to come pick them up?”
    You’ve got to love a President who car pools.

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  4. Dave says:

    Austan Goolsbee?

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  5. T Groan says:

    I hope it wasn’t Monica Lewinski !

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  6. Jim says:

    It was Dumbledore being dropped off where he left his portkey.
    All will be well.
    (Curse you and your razor of Occam, Dan Kervick!)

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  7. John B. says:

    Michael Jordan? ’cause he’s trying to recruit him for some low level cabinet position so that he truly has the best starting 5 basketball team in the history of US presidents? just a guess.

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  8. jon says:

    Bill Ayers, obvs.
    Or maybe Elvis or Osama….

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  9. TonyForesta says:

    It was me. I majikally garned a quick audiance with the President elect and was screaming and yelling at the top of my lungs, viens bulging arms flaying warning Barak that a day of reckoning is fast approaching, that the poor and middle class have been robbed and pillaged into total devastation and oblvion (which is only just begining)to feed the superrich, the predator class, and that his economic team will only exacerbate the horrorshow crisis and further gut the poor and middle class, and that many people who voted for him with the audacity of hope for change feel betrayed, and pissed, – when I was unceremoniously ushered out of the limo and into the cold near his house. I think he heard me, but based on the reaction, it doesn’t look good. It’s cold now, and I could use a buss ticket if anyone cares.

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  10. Dan Kervick says:

    The Obama’s have numerous friends in Hyde Park, and some of them are working with him on the transition. Isn’t it possible he was just giving a friend a ride home on a snowy night, maybe so that the friend’s spouse didn’t have to come pick them up?

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