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Reply #16: You Do Realize that David Axelrod is the Sr. Advisor to the President Right? [View All]

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PopSixSquish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-05-09 10:36 AM
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16. You Do Realize that David Axelrod is the Sr. Advisor to the President Right?
He sits in the office next to the Oval Office. There isn't a meeting which he is not part of and there isn't a decision made during which he is not in the room.

I'm constantly amazed by people on this site who think that the President is only getting input from Rahm and no one else. What exactly do you think Joe Biden, David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett and Robert Gibbs do all day? Play computer games and eat popcorn?

As for the "gatekeeper" meme, everyone of those people I mentioned has what is called "walk-in privledges" to the Oval Office. This means that each can go directly to the President at any time on any issue.

It's not a co-incidence that in the final push for healthcare reform and in the lead-up to the President's speech, that David Axelrod is front and center in interview and on the talk shows.

Axelrod is Obama's "wartime consigliere" and always will be...
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