Update: Chuck Hagel to replace Gates? McDonough replaces Lippert and speechwriter Ben Rhodes will take on National Security duties; Backlash? Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser Resigns(Lippert was Obama’s NSA adviser during the campaign also)

Update: Ace HQ posts on a ROY that Hagel is in and Gates out within a year. Sounds like peeps are getting clued into the antiHawk stance of TOTUS and withdrawing from posts. Get out of there Hillary!

As Think Progress notes, last night the boss floated a very well-sourced rumor that Secretary Gates will be out by the end of the year and replaced by Chuck Hagel, who the boss described as an “advocate of retreat everywhere.”

Politico:

Taking Lippert’s place as chief of staff to the National Security Council will be Denis McDonough, a deputy national security adviser, and chief foreign policy speechwriter Ben Rhodes will step up to assume some of McDonough’s responsibilities, the administration announced.

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October 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

Setting a ‘responsible example’ for ‘Father’s Day celebration’ at WH…

Via Drudge:

Team TOTUS gives permission for ridiculous disrespectful behavior in our seat of executive power: Tony Hawk skateboards in the hall at the White House as part of a Father's Day celebration, Friday, June 19, 2009 in Washington. (AP Photo/Tony Hawk)

Tony Hawk skateboards in the hall at the White House as part of a Father's Day celebration, Friday, June 19, 2009 in Washington. (AP Photo/Tony Hawk)

Meanwhile in the East Room:

I am sure Ajad and N Korea are scared witless of us….

June 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Comedy, Entertainment, Film, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

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