But incoming Press Secretary Robert Gibbs isn't necessarily going to be that much different than the waffling, obfuscating Press Secretaries of days-gone-by, according to a recent New York Times Magazine article.
On The Media's Bob Garfield interviewed NYT reporter Mark Leibovich about his piece on Robert Gibbs on last week's show. Worth a listen, if not only to hear a clip of Obama cutting off a reporter in mid-sentence because he didn't want to answer a line of questioning about the Illinois Governor Blagojevich scandal. There's also a great clip of Gibbs baring his teeth in an exchange with Sean Hannity.
As we've seen before, it's easy to campaign on change, but not so easy to govern that differently from your predecessors. Will that follow on how the Obama administration communicates?
I know PR people are expecting a lot. I'm just hoping that we're not let down. One telling quote Liebovich attributed to Obama's campaign director,
Ugh. Talking points are talking points whether they come on red paper or blue paper.