One former aide said Obama is “ready to roll” while the other is literally moving in with his family…
Longtime aide and “best friend” to the Obamas Valerie Jarrett recently moved in with the former First Family according to DailyMail.com. Jarrett “lived in the White House, dined with the Obamas, and help shape his domestic and foreign policies.”
Now it appears she’s continuing in that role, post-presidency. The 8,200-square-foot house located in the Kaloroma neighborhood of Washington, D.C. cost the Obamas a cool $5.3 million. One source explains why:
‘There was never any doubt that Valerie would have a suite of rooms in the house that the Obama’s are renting,’ said the source. ‘Obama trusts her judgment more than any other person on the planet, as does Michelle. Obama doesn’t make a decision without her.’
Holder said he’s been talking to the former president about ways — including fundraising and interacting with state legislators — that could help the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama asked Holder to chair last year.
“It’s coming. He’s coming,” Holder said, speaking to reporters at a briefing for the new group. “And he’s ready to roll.”
Throughout, Holder said, Obama “will be a more visible part of the effort.”
A politically active former president would be a break from a tradition in which most former presidents have given their successors latitude to accomplish their goals out of respect to the office. More than eight years after his presidency ended, President George W. Bush is now only beginning to comment on current affairs.
If these reports are accurate, former President Obama seems eager – just one month after vacating the White House – to cast aside that tradition.
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