05/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Julianna Smoot A 'Good Southern Girl,' Says Old Boss

The new Social Secretary Julianna Smoot received praise from her old boss via Politico. U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk said Smoot "is just fabulously talented and dedicated to the success of this president and this first lady. And she just has that natural charm and grace that you get from being a good southern girl from North Carolina. But she is smart. She's thoughtful."