Obama Calls in Vaunted ‘Brain Trust’ for Syria Talking Points Briefing

Posted by on Sep 03, 2013 at 2:10 pm

If this crew had any brains at all they wouldn’t be in such a mess.

In case the White House hasn’t underscored just how high the stakes are for President Barack Obama in seeking congressional authority on military action in Syria, some of his longest-serving former aides were summoned to the West Wing Tuesday to help with the president’s strategy to win support.

David Plouffe, a former White House senior adviser and Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary,Jon Favreau, Mr. Obama’s former chief speechwriter, and Tommy Vietor, a former National Security Council spokesman,  were seen arriving at the White House around noon.

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough brought the team of Obama loyalists in to coordinate the administration’s message strategy on Syria. The group is part of the original Obama brain trust, having all worked for Mr. Obama as he rose from senator to president. Messrs. Plouffe, Favreau and Vietor only recently left the White House; Mr. Gibbs left in 2011.

The words “brain trust” never seemed so amusing. You remember the big brain on Jon Favreau, right?


Brilliant guy, huh? Meanwhile, Plouffe took time out from strategerizing for Obama by taking a cheapshot at Sarah Palin over the weekend.

Classy. Remember, Palin’s an idiot, but Obama’s always the Smartest Guy in the Room. So long as his so-called brain trust is there.

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