The man who helped to right the Clinton Administration after Monica is joining the Obama Administration. John Podesta who served as Clinton’s fourth and final chief of staff between 1998 and 2001 before founding the Center for American Progress, a far left think thank with close ties George Soros and the Obama White House. Center for American Progress is also the parent of Media Matters for America.
Podesta’s one year term as an Obama adviser is recognition by the administration that the second term is failing. He is one of the Democratic Party’s most experienced strategists and a “Clinton” guy. The fact that he has only committed to one year may be an indication that Hillary Clinton plans to run for president. Podesta is assumed to be a big part of any Clinton run.
Podesta’s arrival comes at a critical juncture for Obama, as the president tries to regain credibility after the flawed rollout of the insurance marketplaces under his signature health-care law. Obama also has recruited Phil Schiliro, the legislative affairs director during the president’s first term and a veteran congressional operative, to return to the White House and spearhead health-care issues.
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According to reports, Podesta’s portfolio will include Obamacare, climate change, and executive actions an indication that the White House expects Obama’s legislative agenda to continue to get nowhere in Congress.