Sunday, January 25, 2009
Chief Of Stuff
Obama's second head is his "bodyman", Reggie Love.
Meet Obama's bodyman: The White House 'Chief of Stuff' Who Caters To The President's Every Whim
Contrast the difference in tone discussing prior "bodymen" from this Ocober 29, 2004...
Candidates And Presidents All Rely On A Right-Hand Man
For example, the Obama article reads, "Reggie, who even the notably cool Mr Obama acknowledges is super-cool, has a suitably pithy phrase for his role. He is the White House Chief of Stuff."
It sure sounded like the pithy title came from the supercool Reggie himself, but the second article documents that John Kerry's "bodyman" was using the Chief of Stuff title on his business card years ago.
This is a small point, I admit, but one that is indicative of the gushing and fawning tone of reporting evident in the rest of Obama article.
It's enough to make a reader gag.