…..oh, if only that were true!
But, I find it interesting to see how Reggie Love keeps popping up in the media. Read this piece and tell me if you see what I see—mainstream media titillated to learn more and write more about the “body man” all the while dropping little nuggets that could be read two ways. (If you have never heard of Love’s relationship to Obama, read earlier posts here and here.)
From Washington Whispers (Reggie’s e-mail is not worth any news commentary unless the author is trying to tell us something else):
President Obama’s former shadow, so-called body man Reggie Love, now has a new job in the spotlight: promoting his former boss’s re-election campaign.
What’s more, he’s telling secrets. As in urging supporters to hurry up and enter the $3 raffle for a campaign dinner with Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. He calls the event a rare and special moment that any presidential fan should jump at a chance at.
“You should know this practically never happens,” he writes in a campaign E-mail we just received. “While Barack wants to do these dinners throughout his campaign, I know that dinner with Barack and Michelle is something that usually only happens with the girls, and no one else. The fact that this dinner is with the two of them should tell you how much it matters to them to know that you have their backs out there.”
Love speaks from experience. Even more than Michelle Obama, it has been Love who has spent the most time with the president. That’s because Love was known as the “body man,” the aide who works with, plays with, and sticks like glue to the president, ready to handle any task or request.
“As the president’s body man for the last four years, it’s been my privilege to help him with whatever he needs….
In the meantime, Michelle and the girls are off in Hawaii enjoying (hopefully!) their last multimillion dollar Christmas holiday in Hawaii on the taxpayer. Barack (and Reggie) are still in Washington. Rush Limbaugh suggested yesterday that it might be more fitting for the Obamas, in this time of great financial hardship for many Americans, to spend the Christmas holiday at Camp David. He pointed out that members of the Obamas’ secret service detail could then be relatively near their families for the holidays. But, hmmmm, then again, Michelle might have been quite happy to take her detail with her.