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Gibbs: No White House shakeup

By Anne E. Kornblut
Will there be a real shakeup in the beleaguered Obama White House?

Press secretary Robert Gibbs played down the idea on Monday.

Asked if there will be other personnel changes in addition to the stepped-up involvement of former campaign manager David Plouffe, Gibbs replied: "I'm not aware of others."

Plouffe's greater engagement - he will coordinate the White House effort to win elections in 2010 without becoming an official White House aide - comes after the Democratic defeat in last week's special election in Massachusetts for Ted Kennedy's former Senate seat. There have not been dismissals - so far. And even Plouffe's arrival, Gibbs said, "may have been a tad overwritten in the sense that this is not him taking over every campaign in 2010."

"This is about him working internally on strategy with the folks that are already here," Gibbs said.

By Washington Post Editor  |  January 25, 2010; 1:47 PM ET
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With Obama bringing in Plouff to oversee democratic elections in 2010, our tax money is now being used to further Obama`s personal causes as well as those of the democrats.

When will all the waste stop??????????

So much for cutting the deficit..

Posted by: kar-ronsmith | January 26, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

There ought to be a shakeup in the White House. The two top economists (Summers and Guithner) should go. As for Bernanke it remains the senate's power to confirm him. Of course the entire Senate is corrupt to the core, but it is outside the WH power to shake it up. It is up to us.

Posted by: Single_Payer | January 25, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

It's less about changing bodies at the White House than it is their mindset. Messaging has become non-existent after the 2008 election. Too much entitlement, not enough smart action.

Posted by: parkerfl1 | January 25, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Uhmhmm! I am quite suprised. For some reason I thought a shakeup would be essential. But we will see.

Posted by: Victoria5 | January 25, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

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