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President Obama´s west wing power trio
Politico, by Carrie Budoff Brown

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 3/25/2014 6:17:45 AM

The photograph occupied one of the most prominent spots in the White House this winter, drawing double takes: President Barack Obama, papers in hand, sitting on an Oval Office couch flanked by his three top West Wing advisers on national security.The notable part: All three were women.For a president long dogged by criticism that his White House is a boys club, the image placed at the entrance off the West Wing driveway subtly attempted to reshape the notion.

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This reads like a press release written by Valerie Jarrett. Great job, Politico!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 3/25/2014 6:32:19 AM     (No. 9782931)

Written like a campaign piece. What office is he running for?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 3/25/2014 6:35:00 AM     (No. 9782936)

And how well are those women paid? The same as their male counterparts, I´m betting the answer is ´No´...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: texascunning, 3/25/2014 6:35:03 AM     (No. 9782937)

There are so many potential comments here, it´s hard to resist. But in the name of good taste, I will.

I will ask this question: Who sits four in a row to have a meeting on a couch? This is merely a staged photo-op.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rinktum, 3/25/2014 6:42:47 AM     (No. 9782944)

FTA: "“It is about doing the work, getting the work done, and the work will speak for itself.”

Sadly, it is speaking loud and clear. Please stop getting so much "done." We are less respected and more vulnerable so doing what you have been doing is not working or is working against us.

The photo that accompanies the article is off putting to me. The four of them smushed up on a sofa just doesn´t read right. They look like their planning a party, not discussing national security.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 3/25/2014 6:44:03 AM     (No. 9782946)

He and his minions must enjoy publishing propaganda causing him to become even more laughable. #3´s, four in a row, comment is priceless and spot-on.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 3/25/2014 7:01:30 AM     (No. 9782957)

Women and foreign policy--wow, and Hillary was so remarkable in her job--the photo shows absolutely NO testosterone!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jinx, 3/25/2014 7:31:04 AM     (No. 9782990)

Where was Valerie? She is the real power behind Obama. If these women want to take credit for our foreign policy, let them. It is a big mess! Why do they want to be associated with it?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Italiano, 3/25/2014 7:35:36 AM     (No. 9782995)

Meir. Thatcher. A few others throughout history. Very few. None in America, other than Palin, have what it takes. And she´s been trashed beyond redemption.

We are royally screwed.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MirJoy, 3/25/2014 7:53:30 AM     (No. 9783016)

I understand that his daily schedule, which can be seen on a government website, shows he does not read his national security briefing until ten a.m.

This tells me that he does not hold national security as his first priority. (though if he arrives at the office at that time, mayhaps he does).



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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pearson365, 3/25/2014 8:33:45 AM     (No. 9783082)

Photo of the Fib Four looks like a cheap cable TV version of The View. Picture of Obama is a rare one in that he is not sitting in his usual legs crossed, effeminate manner.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pros7767, 3/25/2014 8:54:53 AM     (No. 9783128)

Photo released by the White House. I guess the Press Corps is still banned.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/25/2014 8:57:03 AM     (No. 9783134)

There are many competent women, but you will find none in the WH.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 3/25/2014 9:50:02 AM     (No. 9783241)

Among the dozen in the slide show, one is a former VP of la raza ("the race"). Another was a top official at the center for American progress. And then there´s valerie...

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