There is one area where Obama has been wildly successful. He has tamed the White House press corps and pretty much ended the practice of reporters asking the administration embarrassing or unwanted questions. You might say this goes against his promises of transparency but you'd never say that in the White House briefing room and ever be allowed another question.
Some people might say this proves that the new administration feels it has something to hide. Some might say that this gives more evidence to those who have begun to say that Barack Obama suffers from Narcissistic personality disorder. But neither of these things is likely to be said any time or place where the president is close to a microphone.
I wrote the two paragraphs above in the comments section of another blog in answer to the question,
"How's Obama's agenda doing?"