US President-elect Barack Obama will seek to reverse Bush administration policies when he enters office on 20 January, his transition chief said.
John Podesta said executive orders by President George W Bush on issues such as stem cell research and oil drilling were at odds with Mr Obama's views.
Mr Podesta said the incoming administration was also scrutinising many of the executive orders signed by President Bush "on stem cell research, on a number of areas".
"You see the Bush administration even today moving aggressively to do things I think are not in the interest of the country."
He said the executive orders could be repealed or amended quickly by the new administration because no Congressional action was required. [BBC]
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Obama to Quickly Move with Executive Orders
Bush is taking all kinds of actions in his last days, most or all of which Obama will overturn when he takes the oath of office. Obama is decisive and on top of this. This is one of the reasons I voted for him.