In the time of the ancient Greeks, a spear carrier actually carried a spear to protect the nobleman he was shadowing. Today President Barack Obama’s groomsman, butler, servant, man Friday, body man or whatever he is (?) carries the dental floss!
I kid you not. What is up with these references to Reggie Love, Obama and dental floss? Is there some double meaning to dental floss that this oldster is missing? Here is yet another story about how Obama’s “body man,” Reggie Love, Obama’s “kid brother,” is leaving the White House and will be giving an interview about what it was like to be Obama’s dental floss carrier.
And, let me ask again, did George Bush have a body man? I’m guessing his wife Laura was in charge of all things relating to his dental hygiene. Or did Bill Clinton (nah! No way!)?
About two weeks ago, I reported that Obama’s longtime body man was leaving and now here is a more detailed report on the split.
From ABC News:
Nearly every day, Love takes a right turn out of his office, walks a few steps and opens a door to the most famous office in the world: the Oval Office. Whatever President Obama happens to need once inside, from a copy of a speech to a newspaper [what! no secretary—ed], Love gets for him. As the president’s personal assistant – a job known as a body man – Love also keeps him on schedule, often deciding who gets the president’s ear.
Think about this, a 29-year-old basketball player decided who got the president’s ear (for years)!
Then here comes the dental floss again!
Love is almost always by Obama’s side, working up to 18 hours a day and often sleeping on the burgundy couch. He carries around a bag filled with anything the president might need in a pinch, like collar stays, Tide stain remover [you see that is what Clinton missed with no body man around!—ed] and dental products. Obama has no qualms about flossing his teeth with Love in the room.
“If he had it his way, I think he’d floss in private,” Love said, noting how little time the president spends away from his closest aides. “I think the fact that he was comfortable with me is probably a product of, you know, he’s beaten down. I’ve been around for so long.” [TMI anyone?—ed]
Now we know why grumpy Michelle was taking her own plane! What is that old saying—three is a crowd!
Love and Obama are also seasoned travel teammates. According to a group of researchers at ABC News, they have flown some 880,780 miles together since the start of the presidential campaign. When two people spend that much time together, they’re bound to get on each other’s nerves. So, what does Obama do that makes Love’s skin crawl? [He likes it hot—the room temperature that is!—ed].
Read it all and try to keep a straight face!
I’m telling you this is one weird situation and the mainstream media is in overtime spin control with this “kid brother” story.
On a more serious note—I have a post I’m working on about Barack and Michelle’s extra good buddy the now imprisoned Tony Rezko who, by the way, was more (much more!) than their real estate friend. But, it will have to wait until Thanksgiving preparations are behind us! Stay tuned!