Friedman: Change Constitution for early inauguration

By David Edwards
Monday, November 24, 2008 10:04 EDT
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As president-elect Obama puts together his cabinet, president Bush is winding down his administration. CNN’s Jim Acosta reports that there are growing fears that the transition to a new president has left the United States in a power vacuum.

Author Thomas Friedman suggests that the transition period is too long. He says the Constitution should be changed to allow the new president to take over sooner. “I think we should seriously consider moving up the inauguration date because I don’t know that we have two months to have a political vacuum at this moment,” said Friedman.

This video is from CNN.com, broadcast Nov. 24, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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