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Obama the Alpha Dog

by Ari Rutenberg

Obama had what appears to have been a very friendly and productive meeting yesterday with still-President Bush. They took a tour of the White House, had a few photo ops, and even had an hour long discussion about policy. It must be weird for former constitutional law Professor Obama to seriously deal with burn-it-down Bush on issues like Iraq and Guantanamo, but I guess that is just another indicator of how genuine his desire for bipartisanship is.

That all being said, it is clear that yesterday was a huge demonstration of Obama's win, and his aggressive new posture, which will likely continue when he gets sworn in.

Here's Rachel Maddow from yesterday's show giving a spot-on analysis of the situation: