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Chat away…profiles of the team pt.2

Rob Nabors

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“He’s our Congress whisperer,” Obama adviser David Plouffe said of Nabors in a recent article in the Washington Post. “Rob’s got a great instinct for where the deal lies, what Democrats are willing to do, what Republicans are willing to do. He’ll say, ‘Here’s what’s going on, here are what the odds are of success.’ He doesn’t ever paint a rosier picture than exists.”

“He is very methodical and takes you through things point by point,” added David Krone, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid’s chief of staff in the same piece. “And if it is a point that is a priority [for the president], he makes that clear.”

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Gina McCarthy

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She’s a tough-talking and enthusiastic Bostonian. McCarthy, who hails from Dorchester, Mass., is Irish Catholic and speaks with a pronounced Boston accent. The approach she’s taken to her work at EPA earned her the nickname “Obama’s green quarterback” from some environmentalists.

McCarthy once described in a speech getting to yell “Play ball!” at a Red Sox game. “Now, there’s nothing cooler than that,” she said. “I did it with real gusto. Should I do it again? Play balllll!” ( Also known for her sense of humor.)

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Bruce Reed

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 Understated. Self-effacing. Nonthreatening. Refreshingly old-fashioned.

Don’t let these cool descriptors from friends and colleagues fool you: As the vice president’s chief of staff, Bruce Reed plays Mr. Fix-It, guiding Joe Biden’s role as a driving force behind the Obama administration’s agenda.

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Danielle Gray

Women and the Economy Summit

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Last year, after Duke’s Blue Devils triumphed over the University of North Carolina with a last minute basket, Danielle Gray emailed a photo of the game-winning shot to every government official with even the slightest connection to UNC. She was gloating. A lot.

But within the White House, Gray is known for a whole lot more than being an unrelenting and at times obnoxious Duke fan. She helped get two women confirmed on the Supreme Court. She was one of the lawyers who worked to have Obamacare upheld. She’s recently been promoted to Cabinet Secretary, where she’ll essentially weigh each cabinet secretary’s priorities with those of the president.

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Miguel Rodriguez

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Rob Nabors, a White House deputy chief of staff and Rodriguez’s predecessor as chief liaison to Congress, said Rodriguez exudes “a dedication to his boss and getting the job done that really is sort of refreshing.”

“There is no aggrandizement of him or his views on anything that he does,” Nabors added. “I couldn’t tell you what his position on anything was beyond ‘This is what the president wants me to do, I’m going to go figure out how to get it done.’

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Sylvia Matthews Burwell

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

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Julia A. Pierson

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 President Obama on Tuesday appointed Julia A. Pierson, a longtime Secret Service agent, as the first woman to head the agency best known for protecting the president, vice president and their families.

The appointment represented a milestone for law enforcement, putting a woman at the top of an agency with a storied past and a Hollywood-fueled image of Clint Eastwood-style men with sunglasses and earpieces stoically guarding the commander in chief at home and abroad.

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GM TOD! Get to know some of the key players that help President Obama, that you may have never heard off.


61 Responses to “Chat away…profiles of the team pt.2”


  1. 1 4morefor44
    April 14, 2013 at 11:47 am

    forward!

  2. 10 vcprezofan2
    April 14, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Hey wait up !

    • 11 vcprezofan2
      April 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

      I haven’t finished with Part 1 yet!

      • 12 vcprezofan2
        April 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

        What’s the rush? It’s Sunday – a day of rest for most.

        • April 14, 2013 at 11:55 am

          They were already pre-scheduled VC….sorry. I just got back from the hospital.

          • 14 vcprezofan2
            April 14, 2013 at 12:02 pm

            NO APOLOGY needed, Lovely P. Don’t pay any attention to me, in fact. Griping about being left behind is part of my fun.

            Seriously, how’s the update?

          • 15 vcprezofan2
            April 14, 2013 at 12:43 pm

            Meaning, how is your father progressing today?

            • 16 vcprezofan2
              April 14, 2013 at 1:03 pm

              Okay, I went down thread and see that you are ‘off’ for a bit, LP – Take good care of yourself, your dad and the rest of the family. We’ll be thinking of you.

          • 17 nathkatun7
            April 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm

            LP, I hope your father continues to get well! Great posts! President Obama has such a diverse staff. To this day, I still don’t understand why he was being attacked for not appointing women.

  3. 18 Nena20409
    April 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Wow…..a new post already? Thanks LP.

  4. 19 hopefruit2
    April 14, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I’m enjoying these “profiles” series. What a neat idea. Thanks lovelyplains!

    • 20 desertflower
      April 14, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      Me too! But where’s all the women? PBO disses women all the time, right? :) Can we please clone this man???!!!

    • 21 vcprezofan2
      April 14, 2013 at 12:45 pm

      I am enjoying the profiles too, and I bet I’ll recognize some of them more easily now, without having to have a caption every time. A very good idea, LP!

  5. 22 Nena20409
    April 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Master’s site…..it has a Live Thingy on Top….. ;)

    http://www.masters.com/en_US/index.html

  6. April 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

    This is going to be my last post for a while, I hope you have enjoyed the threads so far….But there are many able worker bee’s to keep this train running on time. I want to thank everyone for all the well wishes, and especially thank Chipsticks for giving me this wonderful opportunity. Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

    • 25 Nena20409
      April 14, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Thank You, greatly. {{{{hugs and Love to your father}}}}}.

      • 26 Carol in KY
        April 14, 2013 at 1:52 pm

        I don’t often comment, but read the site almost every day. Like the others , I send my heartfelt thanks
        and send good wishes and hugs your way.

    • 27 hopefruit2
      April 14, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      We will miss your “Rise & Shine” posts LP – thank you so much for all you’ve done. Please take care, sending positive vibes to your dad and hope to see you back soon :)

    • April 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you LovelyPlains for sharing your talent with us. All the best to you and your father.

    • 29 desertflower
      April 14, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      A VERY special thank you for all your love, dedication and attention that you’ve given here, for all of us. Thank you SO much for answering Chips call for help when she needed it most..you are a priceless warrior and much adored here:) We truly are a family and one that cares for each other…your selfless act of generosity and time…when you had much more pressing and immediate worries with your own father, shows your true spirit. I have such respect for you, your opinions and your tireless dedication. Hugs to you and your family, and thank you for all that you’ve done here. Here’s hoping that your dad recovers nicely and gets stronger than ever.

    • April 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      You did a great job, thanks and I hope all is well with your father.

  7. 31 Nena20409
    April 14, 2013 at 11:54 am

    In every Great Leader, there are foot-soldiers.

    Lovely Tribute by LovelyPlains. Awesome :!:

  8. 32 Nena20409
    April 14, 2013 at 11:58 am

    The Surgeon General is also a dedicated Doctor who was doing great work in the Alabama area when she was tapped for service. I didn’t see her Photograph. Did I miss it?

  9. 33 amk for obama
    April 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Ok. LP beat me to it.

    I will drop mine in 90 minutes at 12:30.

  10. 35 lamh36
    April 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    happy Sunday guys. anyone sen 42 yet? I’m gonna have to wait il next week

  11. 39 lamh36
    April 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    ok, again, someone explain to me how it helps Rubio to get in a celebrity beef with JayZ and Beyonce. cause other than the old Cubans in Florida & a bunch of ole white people in the GOP, who really cares about this?

    also what percentage of Hispanic electorate are of Cuban descent? is “racist Che Guevera”. thing gonna help him with national Hispanic electorate?

    also. when JayZ comes back at Rubio, will Rubio once again go at JayZ? Rubio is the one who comes out looking stupid in that scenario

    Rubio: ‘Jay-Z Needs To Get Informed’ On Che Guevara

    • 40 anniebella
      April 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      The only reason why a big deal was made of Beyonce and Jay-Z trip to Cuba was because they are friendly with the Obamas. Other stars, people have made trips to Cuba and not a word was heard.

    • 41 lamh36
      April 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      yeah I get that it’s his base in Florida, but even nationally, how many ole white people nationally even know or care ’bout jay z? I just don’t know why his people aren’t telling him to take the high ground & don’t get into the weeds with Jay-freakin-Z. dudes a Senator not some radio DJ. it’s just like GWB when he said he was real upset about what Kanye said after Katina. really GWB, u were the freakin POTUS, and Kanye “ima let u finish” West really hurt your feelings…REALLY!

      • 42 anniebella
        April 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm

        Rubio has no class.

        • 43 lamh36
          April 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm

          yep. plus how many songs and shit have been written bout Obama? you certainly would never expect Obama to engage in public policy disputes with Ted Nugent or Jon Voight now would you? the usual suspects would call it being beneath the office.

      • April 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm

        Exactly. This doesn’t raise his stature. Rubio is grifting. He’ll bounce from issue to issue just to keep his name in the spotlight.

  12. 45 hopefruit2
    April 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm

  13. 47 hopefruit2
    April 14, 2013 at 12:14 pm

  14. 48 Linda
    April 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — A police officer accused of bringing targets resembling Trayvon Martin to a gun range has been fired.

    Port Canaveral Interim Chief Executive Officer John Walsh told WFTV on Saturday (http://bit.ly/175m2lH) that Sgt. Ron King was leading a target practice with two other Port Canaveral police officers and a civilian port employee when he pulled out the targets April 4. Walsh says King asked the group if they wanted to use the targets and they said no, telling King to put them back into his patrol car.

  15. 51 prettyfoot58
    April 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Enjoying the Up close and personal look at PBOs team….

  16. 52 amk for obama
    April 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm
  17. 54 Nena20409
    April 14, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    OK I have got another Link, Amk…..try this and see if they work out for You…. ;)

    Watch Masters Live Online – 2013 Masters Golf Tournament
    http://www.cbssports.com/masterslive

  18. 55 Nena20409
    April 14, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Here’s another Link to the Masters, Amk ;)

    Enjoy Masters 2013 Final Live Stream Online Golf Coverage Free …
    http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/…/enjoy-masters-2013-final-live-116075.html

    • 56 Nena20409
      April 14, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Augusta National Golf Live Stream The Masters Golf – Google Code
      code.google.com/p/k9mail/issues/detail?id=5236&thanks=5236&ts…

  19. 57 Nena20409
    April 14, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    This Live streaming Is Working for me…..Watching The Augusta Masters ;)

    http://www.masters.com/en_US/live/index.html

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  21. 59 vitaminlover
    April 14, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    President Obama has a cool team!

  22. 60 sherijr
    April 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    thanks LP for these great posts this morning ~ very informative, I love knowing more about POTUS’ people. Best wishes to you & to your dad, I’m so happy for you that he is healing.

    • 61 HZ
      April 14, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Thank you LovelyPlains for your sweet dedication to Chips and this beautiful place. I have enjoyed your wonderful work, and I want to say, “Thank you so much.”

      I hope, and I will certainly pray during my meditation times to also remember to say a prayer for your dear father. Please take good care of yourself and always remember to keep your space filled with those things that are lovely, joyful, thoughtful, and keep a closeness to your father that you will always be so grateful to have him be called by you, “My father.” May the most powerful healing come to your father. You get some rest and you are so loved my this dear little senior, HZ.


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