Monday, November 24, 2008

(Ummm... Nipsey, don’t you say a word.)

President-elect Obama today announced his economics brain trust. The woman you see here – 43-year-old Melody C. Barnes – will serve as director of the Domestic Policy Council.

That means she’ll be a senior White House advisor on a wide range of domestic issues, not just the economy.

Before joining the Obama campaign this summer, Ms. Barnes was a top official at the Center for American Progress, a center-left think tank. She had been a longtime aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Washingtonian magazine last year spotlighted Melody Barnes as one of D.C.’s best-dressed women.

UPDATE (11/25/08): The Obama transition team has uploaded this video introduction to Melody Barnes:

16 comments:

Days like These! said...

Smart, sleek and beautiful???

She looks great! I love that she doesn't wear tons of makeup!

And don't start censoring Nipsey or Imma stop coming here. :)

FREE speech for all. Even Nipsey!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Bless you, Tanyetta!

blackink said...

You know, once upon a time I wondered how hard it must have been for John Edwards to keep from getting a Lewinsky on the side, from time to time. Smart, powerful, wealthy and handsome. Women like that, right?

Now, uh, I sorta wonder the same thing abour our president-elect.

For his sake and ours, I hope he can get his needs met through Michelle and Internet porn.

cnulan said...

I hope he can get his needs met through Michelle and Internet porn.

A brother don't even have recourse to the I-pr0n. Can you imagine the scandal that would erupt if those firewall logs ever saw the light of day?

Po'thang gonna have to get ALL his urges taken care of strictly at home...,

cnulan said...

But... and maybe I'm telling on myself... I've always thought Dr. Rice was teh hotness. (even though I didn't sit through that whole video!) To me, she looks like the prettiest smart girl in everybody's high school.

Sho's you right!!!

This here lil scooby snack can't a hold a candle to the hot nerdette.

Undercover Black Man said...

This here lil scooby snack can't a hold a candle to the hot nerdette.

Did somebody say CATFIGHT? Rweeerr!

Schottzie03 said...

If she managed to escape the smooth, sexy moves of Sen. Kennedy, I'm sure she can keep it professional with President Obama.

Nipsey Muhammad said...

^ Who's to say Teddy didn't break her in proper?

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Goddammit, Nipsey... you're stepping on my nerves. Chill.

WATCH US EXPLODE! said...

You should take a look at Jimmy Kimmel vetting Obama jokes at a black barbershop, if you haven't already. In it, Michelle is mentioned - specifically, her butt is mentioned. One dude said something like, "a lot of chairs in the White House are going to break sitting on that thing." I'm not sure how well that will fly in certain crowds...

WATCH US EXPLODE! said...

Oops... forgot to say, you can find the vid on my site, or probably on YouTube.

Vince Spence said...

I changed my mind. Nipsey should be able to say what he wants, just as my alter ego will do.

Ms. Barnes even looks very attractive and feminine in that $1.98 floral print dress she has on.

neptune said...

um, I never thought I'd be giving props to Vince Spence but...

Ms. Barnes even looks very attractive and feminine in that $1.98 floral print dress she has on.

...oh, snap!

All I gotta say is, during the next four years (or eight if we're lucky) Michelle and the other sistas associated with the Obama administration better represent in the fashion department. Time to step up your game, ladies, because all eyes are upon you.

maria said...

but i am so bummed.

all the men he has appointed have been DOGS! why o why??

is he afraid of competition?

Anonymous said...

Fine! Love the dress too.

Geneva Girl said...

If she made the best-dressed list in that schmatza, then I don't want to see who was on the worst-dressed list.