Their tenures in these positions often far out ran the tenure of the president that appointed them. But because they were largely nameless and faceless they got very little attention. Obama's appointments to the judiciary are a near textbook example of that. Few can name any of them.
I watched Tuesday night's presidential debate from La Fortuna, Costa Rica, near the active volcano Arenal. Speaking of good fortune, the absence of a volcanic eruption here was offset by plenty of fireworks during the town hall debate. My awards go to...
The 2012 presidential campaign has turned from a referendum on economic issues -- have Obama's policies worked? -- to a question of comparative trust. It's not that we want candidates who are just like us, but we ask: Will they fight for us?
At long last it's the Republicans who are stuck with one of these pathetically miscast electoral losers, and don't think they don't know it. Mitt Romney is not just barely tolerated but is roundly despised by many of the people whose job it is to sell him.
Robert Gibbs' crucial communications role in Obama's election, how he smugly 'handled' the press during the lifeless first two years of Obama's sovereignty, tells me that when a 'spokesperson' is involved in the actual administration of a President, prevarication might ensue.
Besides the above very superficial info which might be found her resume, I could find nothing else out about this operative, Stephanie Cutter. Her Wikipedia entry is amazingly indistinct; as hazy as any I've seen for much less accomplished people.