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Michelle Obama Taps Jackie Norris for Chief of Staff

By Al Kamen
Incoming first lady Michelle Obama has tapped Jackie Norris, President-elect Barack Obama's Iowa state director, to be her chief of staff. Norris, a high school government and history teacher and longtime Iowa Democrat, was Vice President Al Gore's Iowa political director in the 2000 presidential campaign and was finance director for future Iowa governor Tom Vilsack in 1998.

Norris is half of one of Iowa's premier political couples. Her husband is Iowa political honcho John Norris, who was Sen. John Kerry's state director during Kerry's 2004 presidential run and had been Vilsack's chief of staff. John Norris also ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2002.

Posted at 2:23 PM ET on Nov 20, 2008  | Category:  In the Loop
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Jackie Norris is the best pick Michelle Obama could have made. Jackie is sharp, deidicated, and great manager, and as a professional and a loving mother of young children will understand the unique situation that Michelle Obama faces.

Posted by: dem08 | November 25, 2008 12:14 PM

Gosh Sherrykay2008, I feel sorry for you. It must be difficult for one to carry-around from day-to-day so much hatred. Let us all give the new president-elect a chance to be successfull and wish him and his wife and beautiful daughters all the best.
Sherrykay2008, you might also begin to come to grips with and accept the fact that the South lost the Civil War and it is now time to move on. Good Luck to ya.

Posted by: lede3957 | November 23, 2008 5:39 PM

Both Jackie and John Norris are tremendously talented and dedicated public servants with deep Iowa roots. The fact that they are willing to move out to DC to help this administration tackle the mountain of problems our country faces strengthens my faith in the system and renews my hope for the future.

Posted by: Iowegian1 | November 21, 2008 6:58 AM

I too will pray for you SherryKay2008. The hate in your heart has consumed you.

Posted by: robbabub | November 20, 2008 10:43 PM

My God Sherrykay, let up. You sound like a basket case.It really does hurt doesn't it. Well take a big breath. PRESIDENT BARACK HUESSIEN OBAMA will take care of everything. He will be your president too.Then you will see how a country should be runned.I am sure before you know it you will be on your knees praising our brilliant president.He is so brilliant you know and he will get us out of this mess the dummy, and all his criminals got us into.

Posted by: pokeymompokey | November 20, 2008 10:38 PM

I really feel sorry for "sherrykay 2008". She obviously has a lot of misguided hatred in her heart - You really need prayer to get over your pent-up anger.

I truly pray that you can let it go, open your eyes to wanting to have our country healed, and get on with your life.

Posted by: joanj1 | November 20, 2008 8:00 PM

It will be very interesting to see whether
(Gasp,Gag) that patethic hateful disgusting
Michelle Obama as First Lady and the real
power behind the Throne of King Barack I
or his Political Mommy Mad Madame Speaker
Nutty Nancy Pelosi will run the USA for
the next four years as the False Messiah
Lazy Goof Off Barack The Wealth Spreader
Hussein Obama will be far too busy shooting
basketballs,running off to the gym,playing
with his black berry in order to contact
his personal drug dealer,reading pretty
word teleprompter speeches,doing endless
phony photo ops,and out delivering his
"Spread The Wealth Checks" to his most loyal faithful Obamabot Cult Members to
engage in actual operation of the Office
of US Presidency for the next four years.
Posted by: sherrykay2008 | November 20, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse


Wow. Either this is a joke or you really need to get some help.

Posted by: Southeasterner | November 20, 2008 6:35 PM

It will be very interesting to see whether
(Gasp,Gag) that patethic hateful disgusting
Michelle Obama as First Lady and the real
power behind the Throne of King Barack I
or his Political Mommy Mad Madame Speaker
Nutty Nancy Pelosi will run the USA for
the next four years as the False Messiah
Lazy Goof Off Barack The Wealth Spreader
Hussein Obama will be far too busy shooting
basketballs,running off to the gym,playing
with his black berry in order to contact
his personal drug dealer,reading pretty
word teleprompter speeches,doing endless
phony photo ops,and out delivering his
"Spread The Wealth Checks" to his most loyal faithful Obamabot Cult Members to
engage in actual operation of the Office
of US Presidency for the next four years.

Posted by: sherrykay2008 | November 20, 2008 6:22 PM

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