VJ definitely is B-HO’s handler. He makes no decisions. Valerie makes all decisions, and B-HO obeys. November 6 is really between Mitt and Valerie.
Is Valerie supposed to be black?
“Is Valerie supposed to be black?”
I think she’s part black. I just did a search for Valerie Jarrett on bing.com (I don’t google) and found this article, which included the below. Also included the article is that Valerie was Daly’s Deputy Chief of staff (I don’t recall reading that before, but if I did, I forgot it):
“Jarrett was born in 1956 in Shiraz, Iran, where her father, Dr. James Bowman, had taken a job training physicians for an American aid program. Barbara Bowman, Jarrett’s mother, was equally accomplished as an expert in early education who would go on to play a pivotal role in training the first preschool teachers for the federally funded Head Start program. Jarrett’s mother was also the daughter of Robert Rochon Taylor, the first black person to become head of the Chicago Housing Authority. “My parents often told me that because I was both black and a woman, I should expect to have to work twice as hard,” Jarrett recalled in an interview with the Chicago Tribune’s Don Terry. “They did not dwell on the unfairness. Rather, they readily admitted it was unfair, but a fact of life.”
“By that point Jarrett had also switched careers, too. Inspired by the election of Chicago’s first black mayor, Harold Washington, in 1983, she left her well-paying corporate law job for a desk at City Hall as Mayor Washington’s corporation counsel. Washington died of a heart attack in 1987, but Jarrett stayed on through successive mayoral administrations until Richard M. Daley, who came to office in 1989, named her his deputy chief of staff. It was in this capacity that Jarrett interviewed the future First Lady, who was known as Michelle Robinson at the time. There were some similarities in their backgrounds: like Jarrett, Robinson had earned degrees from elite schools and became a corporate attorney, but was dissatisfied and stressed by her job. She also yearned for a new line of work that reflected her commitment to public service. Jarrett offered Robinson a job at City Hall, and soon forged a close friendship with her and the man Robinson would marry in 1992, Barack Obama.”