There are some questions that are transparently absurd even in the asking. Should you ever give up a rent-controlled apartment? is one such question. "Was Michelle Obama Jealous of Desirée Rogers?" is another.
Outgoing White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers will be replaced by Democratic fundraiser Julianna Smoot, and one strategist says the "social aspect of the job will be a little bit secondary for her." But what is the Social Secretary's job?
The latest on the most ridiculous couple in the nation: now they've got cheerleaders, tax authorities and their landscaper mad at them. "We are all fortunate that this diplomatic celebration did not become a night of horror," says one politico:
• This morning, during a Homeland Security Committee hearing, U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan said that the number of death threats that have been leveled against Obama are no greater than those received by Bush or Clinton. •
Desirée Rogers, White House Social Secretary and all around fierce dresser, would probably argue that looking good is all part of her job. But how much glam is considered too much, in our recession-plagued era?