Poltico.com, a website with a devoted following of leading politicians and those who watch them, offers a revealing look at the role played by President-elect Obama’s network of Harvard Law School friends during the campaign and now the transition.

Calling the network Obama’s “most enduring,” the website recounts the forging of ties between classmates and friends — and the nurturing of those ties over the years — culminating in a kitchen cabinet of advisors and supporters who played key roles in propelling Obama from Chicago community organizer to the national stage and the presidency.

The story is here.