There was also this (H/T Mahablog):
"Let me say it as simply as I can. Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency."
And was any Bush appointee ever greeted like this? UPDATE: That was the State; it's the same over at Interior:
Secretary Salazar was extremely well received, with a fairly open Q&A session following his speech. My first impression of him is that he seems to be a highly qualified, and a genuinely nice guy to boot. He also seems to have brought with a group of extremely qualified people. I'll wait and see, as always. It was a really heartening meeting though; everyone seems very excited. It feels like a return to rational governance.The past 8 years have been such a nightmare and the relief of seeing good, smart people in charge seems palpable and widespread.