Sunday, March 01, 2009
Iowa's deep influence in Obama Administration
The Des Moines Register's Thomas Beaumont has a thorough and powerful piece on the influence of Iowans in the White House.
Many names familiar to journalists covering the caucuses pop up not only the West Wing and East Wing but in cabinet duties as well.
A few weeks ago, I profiled Jackie Norris of Des Moines, Michelle Obama's chief of staff for Cityview in Des Moines.
Beaumont delves deeper into the Iowa influence, showing us the enduring power of the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses.
(Photo: Obama at the 2007 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola)