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Meet the First Buddy
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday ^ | April 7, 2009 | Andre Bagoo

Posted on 04/06/2009 11:24:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

BARACK OBAMA is expected to land here in Air Force One on April 17, not only with his First Lady Michelle, but also his “First Buddy” Reggie Love, a personal aide who goes everywhere with him.

Love is to bring a good supply of the US President’s favourite drink — an organic brew called Black Forest Berry Honest Tea which Obama drinks by the bottle — as well as copious supplies of Dentyne and Nicorette chewing gum which he supplies Obama to help him curb his old smoking habit.

Although Love has been constantly at Obama’s side since before the former Illinois senator was elected to the Oval office, few know of the key role the former college basketball player has in Obama’s daily life.

Love, 26, is Obama’s “body man” and is often referred to in the American press as the ‘First Buddy’. He is the personal aide who shadows Obama, anticipating everything he needs. He is not a bodyguard (Obama is guarded by the Secret Service) but rather, according to a profile in the New York Times, “the ultimate assistant”.

Love, who played both football and basketball at Duke University, North Carolina, usually starts the day with Obama with a dawn workout. This practice began during the campaign trail in 2008 when the two would play basketball together everyday for luck. In the evenings, the two would unwind before bed by watching ESPN, the American sports cable channel, together.

Back on the campaign trail, Love was also responsible for holding Obama’s pens, his jacket and even introduced Obama to the music of Jay-Z, loading the New York rapper’s music on to an iPod which he bought as a birthday present for his boss. It was Love who introduced Obama and his wife Michelle to their signature fist-bump.

Obama once said he regarded, “my guy, Reggie,” as the kid brother he never had and praised Love on the campaign trail, calling him, “young and good looking”.

“There is no doubt that Reggie is cooler than I am,” he said of his 6-foot-5 inches tall aide who is three inches taller than he is. “I am living vicariously through Reggie.”

And cool Love is. He has a tattoo on his inner arm that says: “My Word, My Bond, My Boyz, My Blood.”

After graduating in political science and public policy from Duke, Love tried out with several NFL teams before applying for an internship in Congress in 2006. He landed an interview in Obama’s senate office, rising to the position of deputy political director. He is now the President’s closest aide with what he describes as “no job description whatsoever.”

“It was just like, ‘you just go out there and take care of stuff’,” he said of his job in an interview with the NY Times.

In addition to tea and gum, Love often supplies the most powerful man in the world with food and snacks. He has said Obama, “eats pretty much anything, from chicken wings and barbecue and ribs to grilled fish and steamed broccoli.” He has noted that the President has a weakness for cheeseburgers. “Cheddar is the cheese of choice,” he said. Love also supplies Obama, whom he refers to as “the boss”, with MET-Rx chocolate roasted peanut protein bars.

Once, when Obama dropped food on his tie while eating in a car between stops on the campaign trail, Love provided Obama with a Tide pen to remove the stain. Other items Love carried on the campaign trail included: throat lozenges, Advil and Tylenol. On another occasion in Indiana, Love helped out when Obama did not want a second Budweiser beer, taking it off Obama’s hands.

Obama will land in Trinidad on the afternoon of April 17 aboard Air Force One which has a gym, electronic defence units and shielding to protect it from nuclear blasts. In addition to Love, he will come with his own supply of group AB blood, his armoured ‘Beast’ and his own team of nurses and surgeons.

Love accompanied Obama to the recently concluded G-20 summit in London. He is not the first presidential body man. Bill Clinton had one in the form of George Stephanopoulos. Other top politicians like John Kerry and Hillary Clinton also have such aides.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bho2009; bho44; bhovisit; democrat; democrats; firstbuddy; g20; houseboy; larrysinclair; love; manservant; obama; reggielove; teabagged
Creepy.
1 posted on 04/06/2009 11:24:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
US President’s favourite drink — an organic brew called Black Forest Berry Honest Tea

Get outta here! HAHAHAHAHAHa

2 posted on 04/06/2009 11:27:59 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hussein's man Friday, Jeeves, valet.

yitbos

3 posted on 04/06/2009 11:28:37 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let me get this straight....his personal aide is in effect...Buddy Love?


4 posted on 04/06/2009 11:31:06 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I seem to recall that I did a search and President Bush had a similar personal aid to handle that kind of stuff. Pretty sure he didn’t have Boyz ‘nda Hood or whatever tattoed on him though.


5 posted on 04/06/2009 11:31:51 PM PDT by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Slick Willie had a Buddy too.


6 posted on 04/06/2009 11:34:23 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress! It's the sensible solution to restore Command to the People.)
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To: Beowulf9

Is Buddy Love a name or a statement?


7 posted on 04/06/2009 11:36:48 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (TOTUS = PONZI)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I imagine he provides him with some other things not mentioned in the article. Come out of the closet zer0.


8 posted on 04/06/2009 11:37:23 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: mckenzie7

Buddy Love was the name of the character Jerry Lewis played in The Nutty Professor.


9 posted on 04/06/2009 11:38:22 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Love was also responsible for holding Obama’s pens"

Don't read that fast!

10 posted on 04/06/2009 11:41:58 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: All

http://connectpoliticditto.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/23340559.jpg

http://transmissions.freedomblogging.com/files/2008/03/photo_real_p_18.jpg

And it gets worse.

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Reggie+Love&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=

Note: Safe search must be turned off on the google browser to see most of the images.

Do not try this at work.


11 posted on 04/06/2009 11:42:54 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Creepy."

My thoughts 'zactly.

12 posted on 04/06/2009 11:43:42 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: mojitojoe

Well the article does say “...Love was also responsible for holding Obama’s pens....”


13 posted on 04/06/2009 11:45:10 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

G A Y !!!


14 posted on 04/06/2009 11:47:01 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Creepy doesn’t begin to describe my reaction to this article... rap, fist bumps.... I can’t believe we elected this


15 posted on 04/06/2009 11:47:42 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would imagine all the Presidents have had an aide.


16 posted on 04/06/2009 11:48:26 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
> Reggie Love

Reggie Love was the name of the lead character played by Susan Sarandon in "The Client".

Tee-hee-hee! Art mimics Life once again!

17 posted on 04/06/2009 11:49:40 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Male Lewinsky.

You don’t expect him to pork that fat lady he married for
“cred” do you?


18 posted on 04/06/2009 11:58:45 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: ChicagahAl

I had the same problem, ha.


19 posted on 04/07/2009 12:03:52 AM PDT by RepublicanChick
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To: Beowulf9

I’d rather have Jerry Lewis for President than obama.


20 posted on 04/07/2009 12:05:14 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...his 6-foot-5 inches tall aide who is three inches taller than he is..."

If barack's bestest coolest bud is 6'5", then why does bichelle slouch? It's obvious he likes them tall.

21 posted on 04/07/2009 12:46:39 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
his “First Buddy” Reggie Love, a personal aide who goes everywhere with him.

Reggie, Love, could you get me some uh, tea?

22 posted on 04/07/2009 12:55:06 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

obama praised Love on the campaign trail calling him “young and good looking”.

Living on the Down Low: barf alert
http://www.essence.com/relationships/advice/articles/livingonthedownlow


23 posted on 04/07/2009 1:05:56 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very creepy.

Well, Hillary has her Huma 24/7.

Nothing but the best for His Barackness.


24 posted on 04/07/2009 1:20:12 AM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: BIGLOOK

Speaking of which, when’s the alleged “WH dog” arriving?


25 posted on 04/07/2009 1:40:54 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: ChicagahAl

I already did. LOL.


26 posted on 04/07/2009 3:20:29 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: Salamander
Well, I hope the new liberal house dog fares better than the last one.

"Buddy The Dog" was killed when he managed to evade Hillary's handlers and ended up being hit by a car while under heavy security.

Most people don't know that only the week before his, er..."accident", Buddy was preparing to bring a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Clintons. Captured on film was the former IMPOTUS caught in the act of what he likes best, and the First Lady is in a compromising posture which seems to be forcing the act.

Sadly, the public is unaware of these circumstances.

27 posted on 04/07/2009 3:37:09 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: uncitizen

YGTBSM.


28 posted on 04/07/2009 3:38:44 AM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: 21twelve

If Bush had a guy like this, he was most likely a real aide, not some guy hired to service some perverted desire for berry juice or some other crap. I did find this article creepy.

This sounds more like the guy Kerry had following him around.


29 posted on 04/07/2009 3:41:34 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Once, when Obama dropped food on his tie while eating in a car between stops on the campaign trail, Love provided Obama with a Tide pen to remove the stain. Other items Love carried on the campaign trail included: throat lozenges, Advil and Tylenol. On another occasion in Indiana, Love helped out when Obama did not want a second Budweiser beer, taking it off Obama’s hands.”

Love makes a good wife.


30 posted on 04/07/2009 3:43:00 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now
Well the article does say “...Love was also responsible for holding Obama’s pens....”

I really did misread "pens" at first...

31 posted on 04/07/2009 3:45:18 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

32 posted on 04/07/2009 3:45:47 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Beowulf9

I wonder if Love will be the one who facilitates zero’s hookup with Beyond Say?


33 posted on 04/07/2009 4:12:15 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Back on the campaign trail, Love was also responsible for holding Obama’s pens

You *don't* want to know what I misread that sentence as...

Cheers!

34 posted on 04/07/2009 4:12:18 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“my guy, Reggie,” as the kid brother he never had

When asked about this surprising revelation Barak's brother George had this to say:

"That homie and his buttbuddy don't mean nothin' to me......he's been dissin' me since we fed giraffes together..."


35 posted on 04/07/2009 4:26:42 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Check out the *Butt boy* vid. (p;ease ignore the fact he tried out for the Cowboys)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/14/reggie-love-meet-obamas-b_n_143960.html


36 posted on 04/07/2009 4:48:02 AM PDT by wolfcreek (There is no 2 party system only arrogant Pols and their handlers)
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To: SIDENET
YGTBSM.

Apparently IANSY.

37 posted on 04/07/2009 6:37:58 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Buddy Love, meet Buddy Jesus: Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

38 posted on 04/07/2009 8:19:42 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: All

.

FROM LARRY SINCLAIR:

Friday, April 3, 2009

Now, US Tax Payers have paid to send Mr/Miss Reggie Love to London, France and Turkey with Barack Obama. For those people who are not familiar with Love allow me to introduce him to you.

Reggie Love is the former Duke UniversityBasketball and Football player, who enjoys having the (censored-too graphic for FR. Go to Larry’s site)
Mr. Love has become the tax payer paid replacement for Obama’s murdered former lover Donald Young. Mr. Love and University of Michigan graduate Nick Colvin are Barack Obama’s new partners on the down low and play with more balls than just basketballs with Americas Down Low President Barack Obama.

When is America going to stand up and once and for all demand the truth from this fraud and demand that the Tax Payer not pay travel expenses for Obama’s boy toys?

http://larrysinclair-0926.blogspot.com/

Also from Larry:
“Am getting a lot of work done and have filed an application for Visa to travel to Pakistan after the release of the book to see if I can find Obama’s immigration records on his visit to Pakistan under and Indonesian passport. Someone has to be willing to do it.”

GO LARRY!!!

.


39 posted on 04/07/2009 9:08:57 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Love was also responsible for holding Obama’s pens,

BBWWWWAAHAHAHAH...I was just scannin the article and thought it said...

40 posted on 04/07/2009 2:05:27 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 ("JesusChrist 08"...Trust in the Lord......=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bump


41 posted on 12/05/2014 8:50:19 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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