A few weeks ago I was convinced that the trio of Obama, Axelrod, and Emmanuel were running the White House, or should I say the country. Little did I know then about the under the radar person, Valerie Jarrett. I've been collecting material on her for a few days now, as have many other bloggers. Today, Glenn Beck spent almost the entire segment on her.
She's worth talking about because she has the president's ear. It almost seems like she whistles and he runs. The "Independent World" considers herObama's Keeper.
But what makes her so powerful? Here is what Michele Malkin has to say:
All the president’s Olympic cronies
by Michelle Malkin
When government officials play the Olympic lottery, taxpayers lose. That has been the disastrous experience of host cities around the world (Forbes magazine even dubbed the post-Olympic financial burden the “Host City Curse”). So, why are President Obama and his White House entourage headed to Copenhagen, Denmark this week to push a fiscally doomed Chicago 2016 bid? Political payback.
Bringing the games to the Windy City is Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s “vision.” The entrenched Democratic power-broker – in office since 1989 – would like to cap off his graft-tainted career with a glorious, $4 billion bread and circuses production. The influential Daley machine backed Barack Obama for the presidential primary. Obama lavished praise on Daley’s stewardship of the city. Longtime Daley cronies helped pave Obama’s path to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Now, they’re returning the favor for their hometown boss.
Senior White House adviser and Obama consigliere Valerie Jarrett is a Daley loyalist who worked as his deputy chief of staff, deputy corporation counsel, and planning commissioner. She hired the future First Lady of the United States, then-Michelle Robinson, as a mayoral assistant. Jarrett went on to serve as president and CEO of The Habitat Company, a real estate firm with a massive stake in federally-funded Chicago public housing projects. Read more here from Michele Malkin's blog on Valerie Jarrett.
Next I would like to get into some of her history. Stay tuned........