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Reggie Love, Obama’s personal assistant, to leave the White House by end of year
Washington Post/AP ^ | 11/10/11

Posted on 11/10/2011 2:10:26 PM PST by EBH

President Barack Obama’s personal assistant is leaving the White House.

Reggie Love, the former Duke basketball player who has been a constant presence by Obama’s side since the 2008 presidential campaign, will depart the White House by the end of the year.

Love has been managing his role at the White House while also enrolled in an executive MBA program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. A White House official said Love was leaving the administration so he could focus on school.

“His ability to juggle so many responsibilities with so little sleep has been an inspiration to watch,” Obama said in a statement. “He is the master of what he does.”

Love, 30, is the latest in a string of longtime Obama aides to leave the White House this year, including senior adviser David Axelrod, press secretary Robert Gibbs, deputy press secretary Bill Burton and deputy communications director Jen Psaki. All were part of Obama’s team since at least since the 2008 race.

But it is Love who has had perhaps the most unique access to the president.

As Obama’s personal assistant — a job that’s also known as the president’s “body man” — since the beginning of the administration, Love has been a near-constant presence by Obama’s side, both at the White House and in travels around and outside the United States.

Love first started working for Obama in his Senate office, and was promoted to personal assistant during the presidential campaign.

His job requirements have included everything from carrying copies of the president’s speeches, his iPod, and a steady supply of gum, newspapers and aspirin, to taking photos for audience members as they shook the president’s hand. Wherever the president goes, Love has rarely been more than a few steps behind.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: reggielove

1 posted on 11/10/2011 2:10:29 PM PST by EBH
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To: EBH

lover’s spat??


2 posted on 11/10/2011 2:13:16 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: EBH
His job requirements have included everything from carrying copies of the president’s speeches, his iPod, and a steady supply of gum, newspapers and aspirin, How much was he getting paid to give the 0ne gum? Aspirin?
3 posted on 11/10/2011 2:14:09 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: EBH
Wherever the president goes, Love has rarely been more than a few steps behind.

You can say that again...

4 posted on 11/10/2011 2:14:35 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: EBH
the president’s “body man”

He got tired of the introductions, no doubt:

"Meet Reggie Love my body man."

5 posted on 11/10/2011 2:14:38 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: longfellow

...But it is Love who has had perhaps the most unique access to the president...
They might want to re-phrase this comment.
LOL


6 posted on 11/10/2011 2:14:58 PM PST by Zathras
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To: EBH

If Love is leaving the Administration, can Hate be far behind in taking up residence?


7 posted on 11/10/2011 2:15:47 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: EBH
The president also credited Love for expanding his musical repertoire, introducing him to artists like Nas and Lil Wayne. Love has been a frequent teammate on the court for the sports-obsessed president. During the 2008 campaign, Obama and Love started a tradition of playing basketball on the day of every primary or caucus.
8 posted on 11/10/2011 2:16:03 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

They left out playing basketball


9 posted on 11/10/2011 2:17:04 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH

Does Reggie sing and dance for his master?


10 posted on 11/10/2011 2:21:14 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: EBH
Not that I'm gay or anything like that, but I can't wait to read all the replies to this post.
11 posted on 11/10/2011 2:21:24 PM PST by TBall
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To: longfellow

“lover’s spar?”
- no doubt!


12 posted on 11/10/2011 2:22:26 PM PST by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: EBH

“He is an inspiration to watch. He is the master of what he does.” — Obastard

Yuck. I need a brain wash after that.


13 posted on 11/10/2011 2:22:29 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: EBH

Is this why the Missus takes a separate flight? Is this why we pay for two planes instead of one?


14 posted on 11/10/2011 2:22:52 PM PST by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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To: Zathras

does reggie have a blue dress?


15 posted on 11/10/2011 2:23:13 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: GreatRoad

heard a great podcast with larry sinclair and the whole story of crack smoking bj obama.


16 posted on 11/10/2011 2:26:08 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: EBH

watch Kal Penn get a promotion to “body man”


17 posted on 11/10/2011 2:26:46 PM PST by Mrs.ThurstonHowell (I AIN'T GOT NO DAMN TAGLINE)
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To: EBH

[But it is Love who has had perhaps the most unique access to the president.]

What’s the most unusual place you’ve ever had sex?

Why dat would be in da butt Bob.


18 posted on 11/10/2011 2:26:54 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: TBall

I am not responsible for the replies to this post. Reggie has been with 0bama since 2008 and somehow managed to keep a very low profile.


19 posted on 11/10/2011 2:27:07 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH
Q: What's the worst part of Reggie Love exiting the White House?

A: Leaving his friend's behind
20 posted on 11/10/2011 2:28:48 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: EBH

‘gum, newspapers and aspirin’

What is this, 1928?


21 posted on 11/10/2011 2:30:45 PM PST by dk88 (Occupy=Liberalism: No solutions, no responsibility and demanding free stuff from someone else)
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To: over3Owithabrain

Q: What’s the worst part of Reggie Love exiting the White House?

A: Leaving his friend’s behind

I hear Chris Rock is going to step up


22 posted on 11/10/2011 2:32:53 PM PST by molson209
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To: ColdOne

$102K salary for carrying things around. Not bad.


23 posted on 11/10/2011 2:33:10 PM PST by Gee Wally
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To: dk88

Reggie Love, Obama’s ‘little brother,’ to exit the White House

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/reggie-love-obama-little-brother-exit-white-house-202728827.html

Just the title...OMG!


24 posted on 11/10/2011 2:33:16 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: over3Owithabrain

ba dum dum ssssssdhhhhhing


25 posted on 11/10/2011 2:35:32 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: forgotten man

The Wookie makes her family and “friends” dance for their cheap (sorry, inexpensive) “Christmas presents,” as per an article just the other day. So surely the main squeeze must sing and dance too.


26 posted on 11/10/2011 2:36:07 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Zathras

During the 2008 presidential campaign, no one spent more time with Barack Obama than Love — not even Obama’s wife, Michelle. Love worked out with Obama every morning and could generally be found playing cards, watching sports or just talking and relaxing with Obama at the end of the day.

http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Reggie_Love


27 posted on 11/10/2011 2:37:05 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH
well.....he might wanna change his name/address/FB status/anything he can. isn't he one of the few that hasn't met with an "unfortunate incident"?

i was reading a thread the other day (God forbid I remember) about some of the FOBs who are, shall we say, no longer with us? (handy that FOB fits for "Friend of Bill" AND "Friend of Barack")

28 posted on 11/10/2011 2:37:26 PM PST by ZinGirl
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To: EBH
So if I get this right, this is the want ad for his replacement............

Help Wanted: Athletic personal attendant needed. Must be able to buy and supply gum. Must be by assigned staffer's side at all times. Must be fit and have good personal hygine. Must command a presence to keep others away who may interfere with superior. Must go without sleep.

All that for $200,000 per year plus expenses? I thought it was Herman Cain who held these kind of job offers?

29 posted on 11/10/2011 2:38:00 PM PST by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: EBH
President Barack Obama’s personal assistant is leaving the White House.

Aww... Barry will miss getting a Sandusky from his Reggie Love.

30 posted on 11/10/2011 2:38:31 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: ZinGirl

I would venture that Reggie knows a lot of stuff about 0bama and maybe even security issues and other things of that nature. If he spent as much time around 0bama as claimed...he knows stuff.


31 posted on 11/10/2011 2:40:46 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Mrs.ThurstonHowell

Wasn’t Penn beaten up by 0bama bodyguards on some street in DC?


32 posted on 11/10/2011 2:42:11 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: blackdog

Must be by assigned staffer’s side at all times

Are you sure it says “side”??


33 posted on 11/10/2011 2:49:57 PM PST by Crazy ole coot (Mr. obama (the squatter in the White House) are you a Natural Born Citizen?? Prove it!!)
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34 posted on 11/10/2011 2:51:08 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: EBH

Obama loves leading from behind.


35 posted on 11/10/2011 2:52:19 PM PST by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: EBH

They left out letting the boss win at bassitball.


36 posted on 11/10/2011 3:00:20 PM PST by OKSooner (Today's new tagline. Tomorrow's new tagline pending.)
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To: over3Owithabrain

LMAO, Best reply so far.

And probably true.


37 posted on 11/10/2011 3:06:16 PM PST by Venturer
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To: longfellow

To be replaced by Jerry Sandusky formerly of Penn State?


38 posted on 11/10/2011 3:09:13 PM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: OKSooner

If you go to Google and look at the images, it is easy to see which is the Fem in that couple.


39 posted on 11/10/2011 3:09:58 PM PST by Venturer
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To: EBH

40 posted on 11/10/2011 3:25:11 PM PST by mowowie
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To: dk88

Reggie got tired of his house name “Stepin Fetchit”.


41 posted on 11/10/2011 3:26:22 PM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: EBH

Wherever the president goes, Love has rarely been more than a few steps behind.


Well, that’s believable! ;)

Who will be Obama’s new Love?


42 posted on 11/10/2011 3:27:02 PM PST by Yaelle (Just Say "So?" to allegations against Herman Cain. Don't let them choose our candidate.)
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To: EBH
Source: Huffington Post


43 posted on 11/10/2011 3:36:44 PM PST by hellbender
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To: EBH
Obama Conducting Live Interviews For New Personal Assistant


44 posted on 11/10/2011 3:39:57 PM PST by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709 years. One Trillion dollars = 3 Months of Obama Spending)
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To: EBH

I suspect something bad will happen to him.


45 posted on 11/10/2011 3:58:13 PM PST by joelt
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To: hellbender

Someone thought Rahm was hot???


46 posted on 11/10/2011 4:02:18 PM PST by Yaelle (Just Say "So?" to allegations against Herman Cain. Don't let them choose our candidate.)
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To: EBH

“Unique access...” Would that mean a rear entry? Through the back door on the “Down Low” ?

What a sham this fraud has been. Time for serious leadership.


47 posted on 11/10/2011 7:12:57 PM PST by ILUVUSA2 (Unique Access)
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To: joelt

O my gosh, yes. Look at what happened to Donald Young, Nate Spencer and Larry Bland...

Hopefully Reggie will have his own body man.


48 posted on 11/10/2011 7:13:02 PM PST by ILUVUSA2 (Unique Access)
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To: mowowie

Good caption!!!


49 posted on 11/10/2011 7:13:07 PM PST by ILUVUSA2 (Eeeeew)
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To: satan

OUCH!


50 posted on 11/11/2011 1:48:34 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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