Monday, November 24, 2008

Black socialite power!

The news media are reporting that Desiree Rogers, a Chicago businesswoman and bonne vivante, will be the next White House social secretary.

Which is, like, the best party-planning job on Earth.

Lois Romano of the Washington Post writes: “The position of social secretary is more influential and far-reaching than the title might suggest.

“Although the job is associated with working with the first lady and with entertaining – and best known for staging state dinners for heads of countries – the social secretary’s office is responsible for every event or ceremony that occurs in the White House or on the grounds.”

Desiree Rogers is a longtime friend of Michelle Obama’s, and she was a major fundraiser for Barack.

Follow this link to watch a 5-minute interview from 2007 when Ms. Rogers was a Chicago gas company executive.


Francisco said...

Sorry! I miss the 'Kingpin' post. I was traveling in da Pinoy Islands and nearly left my ass there for good. Hell yes, hope Hulu picks up your show. Plus, why don't you try to get into Obama's team as a speech writer? That would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

I tried listening to her interview, but got bored a third of the way through. She's a good self-promoter. I can't wait to see what she does with the White House dinners.

Beth said...

Desiree Rogers is Desiree Glapion Rogers - she's a Chicagoan now, but her roots are all New Orleanian. She's the daughter of a former city councilman, Roy Glapion, and she's been Queen of Zulu twice - that's a big deal.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Cool to know, Beth. Thanks for that!