It's amazing that all the main people who made the Obama Administration so, well, cool, are slowly leaving.
First, "Green Czar", Van Jones, was pressured into leaving; then, Desiree Rogers, rumored to be getting too much attention for First Lady Michele Obama's liking, made her graceful exit. Rahm Emmanuel, the Chicago Bully with the big mouth that we all loved to hate, left to run the Windy City, and now, the "Body Man", Reggie Love, is leaving Barack & Co.
If it's true that turn-over rate is reflective of management, something may be brewing behind the scenes at the White House.
Reggie Love, the 6-4 former Duke University basketball standout, became President Barack Obama's shadow --- his "little brother" said the president; now, a full-time student at Wharton's School of Business, he's leaving to focus on school full time, said a White House spokesperson.
President Obama issued a statement, preempting any speculation that their may be deeper meaning behind Love's exit:
“Over the years, Reggie has been a friend, a teammate and an indispensable member of my staff,” Obama said. “From my Senate office to the White House, his ability to juggle so many responsibilities with so little sleep has been an inspiration to watch. He is the master of what he does. And even though I will miss seeing Reggie every day, I want to thank him for his service and wish him all the best as he begins a new chapter in his career.”
Divide and conquer is a powerful tool and isolation is another. With former players from the Bush Administration and Wall Street surrounding Obama, one has to wonder who is shaping his perspective now-a-days.
We'll miss seeing you Reggie!