March 2, 2009: Obama taps DeParle as health czar (Politico)

  • “But I also know this. I didn't come to Washington to take the easy route or to work for the powerful and the well-connected interests who have run this city for too long,” Obama continued. “I came here to work for the American people. I came here to deliver the sweeping change that they demanded when they went to the polls in November.”