Obama’s Short National Security Team

Jim Geraghty notes, as many of us did, that the lectern and microphone placement at today’s press conference made Barack Obama’s national security team look quite short.  The notable exception was National Security Advisor designee Jim Jones, who at 6’5” towered over the proceedings.

My guess is that the rest of them won’t be asked to join in any of Obama’s pickup basketball games.  Jones played varsity at Georgetown, so he’s in either way.

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Comments

  1. Spoker says:

    James, wasn’t that you a couple of weeks ago that said she wasn’t dumb enough to take the job? Got to give BHO credit, he is really good a eliminating his political competition. Short of a total collapse of his presidency, he has already eliminated all the Dem. challengers for 2012.

  2. James Joyner says:

    James, wasn’t that you a couple of weeks ago that said she wasn’t dumb enough to take the job?

    Not me. Dave Schuler thought it would be dumb of Obama to offer it, which is a different thing.

    Short of a total collapse of his presidency, he has already eliminated all the Dem. challengers for 2012.

    Short of a total collapse, he wouldn’t have Dem challengers, anyway.