Skip to comments.Hereís the Dirt on Five Big Chicago Names in Jonathan Alterís New Obama Book [Jarrett pwned ]
Posted on 06/05/2013 9:54:52 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
Jonathan Alter is back on the Obama beat with a new book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, detailing the backstory of the big events of 2011 and 2012. Alter, who grew up here, makes no small claims for the books importance because its focus, he writes, is on the most consequential election of the nine he has covered since graduating from college in 1979.
Obviously, Alters heart is with Obama and his team of strategists, who won the President a second term despite a miserable economy and evaporating enthusiasm for the hometown boy. I make no apologies for suggesting that the U.S. dodged a bullet in 2012 by rejecting this [Romney and Paul Ryans] extreme view
The latest from Alter, 55, a 28-year veteran of Newsweek, now working as a columnist for Bloomberg View, is a sequel to The Promise, an analysis of Obamas first year in the White House.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagomag.com ...
Valerie Jarrett: Alter writes that Jarrett, a big sister figure to the Obamas, is so close to the family [met Barack and Michelle in 1991 before they were married when she interviewed Michelle for a job in City Hall] that she went on vacation with them. Others, envious of her access, called her the Keeper of the Essence. Alter describes her as the defender, protector, and avenger for the first family. She was also called the Night Stalker because she could and often did wander up to the family quarters after hours. She regularly accompanied Obama on travels abroad and, although foreign policy was not a particular interest or responsibility of hers, she would frequently take one of the half-dozen seats alongside the president in bilateral meetings, which meant one less seat for a policy expert.
One of Jarretts White House responsibilitiesamong her official titles is senior counselor to the Presidentwas to be the administrations liaison with business leaders, but some of these men (Alter specifies they were all men) were unimpressed. Alter quotes one unidentified CEO as saying, When we go to the White House we talk to people we wouldnt hire.
Hmmm, was hoping for info on her skinsuit.
SAYS it All!!!
And a titanic ideological struggle between Obama's minions at the IRS and the Tea Party.
Well, maybe not such a struggle. More like the IRS stomping blind newborn kittens.
Jarrett ~ the power behind the throne,
and the keeper of the scepter of “revenge “
“...who won the President a second term...”
So HE’S the one that trucked the negroes into Maine to vote!!!
What a patriot!
(by the way...the “Iranian of the Day” Valerie Jarrett, has probably had the Iranian website that dubbed her this, scrubbed-—no longer available—whatashock.)
“”Alter quotes one unidentified CEO as saying, When we go to the White House we talk to people we wouldnt hire.”
Agree, it does say it all.
eric holder knows that dead men tell no tales. eric holder does not wish to be dead. vj can make him dead. End of story.
“Were not making new friends. (There were a couple of exceptions, such as Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife.)”
Got that right:
“Technically, you dont have to be related to an Obama adviser to get a job in this administration. But as he staffs top posts for his second term, the president is creating an incestuous arrangement. With few exceptions, loyalists and friends are being promoted, with little new blood admitted at the highest levels. The man who boasted about creating a team of rivals in his first term has this time been circling the wagons so tightly that people are bound to get motion sickness.”
Did anybody get a screencap of this Iranian of the Day site???
“..... (by the way...the Iranian of the Day Valerie Jarrett,has probably had the Iranian website that dubbed her this,scrubbed-no longer availablewhatashock.)
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