Julianna Smoot Is the New White House Social Secretary

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That didn't take long. The White House announced today that Julianna Smoot, who had been serving in the U.S. Trade Representative's office, would replace Desirée Rogers, the social secretary who resigned yesterday. Smoot was also the finance director for Obama's presidential campaign and the point of contact between the president and his wealthiest donors. Smoot, who has worked for Senators Harry Reid, Charles Schumer, Dick Durbin, and Jay Rockefeller, said she is "humbled and excited to take on the role of White House Social Secretary." However, she said nothing about keeping wannabe reality-TV stars out of official White House parties, though we're assuming it was implied.

Julianna Smoot announced as White House social secretary [44/WP]