President Obama will lose one of his key golfing partners as Press Sherpa Ben Finkenbinder leaves the White House to join the campaign.
Ben is one of a handful of junior staffers who regularly hit the links with the president. Ben is a double loss to the president, since he’s also been seen shooting hoops with him.
His day job at the White House is basically to corral the press for various events and travel, which you can imagine, is not a simple job.
Ben is unfailingly nice, calm, and organized working a job that never stops demanding – and a press corps that never stops demanding.
Hopefully, the requirements of working on the campaign won’t force him to turn into a jerk.