Saturday, January 24, 2009

Jarrett to Replace Obama at the World Economic Forum

While President Obama has a lot on his plate, domestically, Jarrett will represent him in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum. Another cache, this will not be the "international rollout" I see Obama making. When that happens, it will be huge.

Valerie Jarrett, a longtime friend of President Obama's and a senior adviser in the White House, will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on behalf of America's new president, an administration official said Friday.

The annual event draws the richest business leaders from around the world. This year, the discussion is all-but certain to focus on the deterioration of the global economy.

Two other top Obama aides -- National Security Adviser James Jones and economic adviser Lawrence Summers -- had been planning to attend. But the administration official said the pair will stay in Washington to attend to current issues.


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