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Another Biden Staffer Graduates to the Oval Office

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Yet another staffer has moved from the media, then to Vice President Biden’s staff, and now on to Obama’s office.

The revolving door between the media and the Obama administration is well known, but perhaps less well known is the fact that numerous staffers have graduated from the Vice President’s office to Obama’s. And this month yet another Biden staffer has joined the President’s team.

The White House has announced that Shailagh Murray is going from the Vice President’s communications director to the White House to replace Obama’s senior political adviser, Dan Pfeiffer.

Before joining Biden’s staff, Murray was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and later The Washington Post.

Murray had a long history spinning stories in favor of the Democrat Party. Just before being rewarded with a job on Biden’s staff in 2011, for instance, Murray had labeled the GOP budget cuts as “drastic” and “painful.”

As CNN recently reported, Murray is only the latest in a growing parade of Biden staffers to make the switch from Biden’s staff to the Executive office building.

Close Biden campaign staffer Tom Donilon was one of the early transplants. But he wasn’t to be the last. Following Donilon was Jake Sullivan, Jay Carney, Anthony Blinken and Ron Klain.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston or email the author at igcolonel@hotmail.com


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