November 6th, 2008
11:45 AM ET
5 years ago

The Transition: Scene in the Pentagon

An office in the Pentagon has been established for Obama staffers.
An office in the Pentagon has been established for Obama staffers.

(CNN) - The Pentagon is all abuzz with talk of the "transition," so - along with some other reporters - I got a sneak peak at the transition office the Pentagon has set aside for the advance team from the Obama camp.

The "office" is series of new, but nondescript cubicles on the E-ring of the 3rd deck of the Pentagon, not far from the Secretary of Defense’s office.

Room 3E971 to be precise.

Nobody has moved in yet, but the office is equipped with phones, computers and office supplies.

A lot of highlighters, hanging files, and other office accoutrements.

“Look like somebody’s been to Staples,” one reporter equipped.

Because nothing transition related goes uncovered in Washington, we’ve asked for permission to photograph the empty spaces.

Look for that video coming soon to a cable news network near you.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Pentagon
soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. Former Republican

    I think Hagel and Luger would be excellent choices for the Obama team. But Rahm Emanuel??? Say it isn't so, Barack! Do we really want a return to the divisive politics of the Clinton era?

    November 6, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  2. Vicki

    It is absolutely PITIFUL the garbage foisted upon this fine nation by the "always right", nose thumbing, head up the republicans. Look at this MESS, you know the one YOUR PARTY created and tell me how PROUD you are and how VERY WELL it all went! ANYTHING will be an IMPROVEMENT!

    November 6, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  3. Tim in Seattle

    @Obama Pelose Reid = Apocaplyse

    Stop listening to Limbaugh.

    November 6, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  4. WordsMatter

    RealityKing: I can see you are practicing fear tactics, which is what we would expect from the failed GOP with its failed president. It won't work this time. Reasonable people all know that the terrorist threat is way overblown. Obama will capture bin laden and we will still be able to cut the military budget by 40 to 45 percent. An added benefit of not having overseas bases is that many countries that didn't like us will change their minds because they will realize we are no longer a threat to them. I see terrorism worldwide going down in an Obama administration as more and more people realize that the U.S. will no longer threaten them.

    November 6, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  5. LB

    As Whoppi Goldberg said on The View, "and now I can put my suitcase down."

    Could not help but think of this as I read this article.

    OBAMA '08!

    November 6, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  6. informed voter

    TO: 1/20/13 November 6th, 2008 1:09 pm ET

    In 8 years you guys have even forgotten how to spell "Peace" LOL!

    November 6, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
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