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Reggie Love Joins the U.S. Olympic Delegation

Updated 2:50 pm ET

President Obama snagged former personal aide Reggie Love a coveted ticket to the Olympics closing ceremonies, appointing him to be a member of the “presidential delegation” attending the event.

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Enjoy the Olympics dude. We'll send a car to take you to the airport.

Love will join UN Representative Susan Rice, the ambassador to Great Britain, Michelle Kwan, and a couple of others as the official representatives of the United States. I assume Love will go there at taxpayer expense.

What business Love has doing on the delegation is unclear, other than that Obama likes him. Love no longer works at the White House, though he still hangs out sometimes with the president and helps out with his reelection bid.

Love’s own athletic career extends to failing to make the NFL.

Not only does Love get to see the closing ceremonies, he will “attend athletic events” and “meet with U.S. athletes,” according to the White House.

The president’s personal aide is hardly a significant figure – he basically follows the president around and provides for his every little need.

This is not the first time the personal aide has gotten inordinately fabulous treatment from a president. George W. Bush in 2008 for some reason promoted his personal aide, Blake Gottesman, to be deputy of chief of staff.

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39 Responses to Reggie Love Joins the U.S. Olympic Delegation

  1. “Love’s own athletic career extends to failing to make the NFL.”

    Keith, you’re a moron. Whether he deserved to go or not (and he probably didn’t), that’s a completely ridiculous statement. The guy has an NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship under his belt from his time at Duke. They don’t give those out in Happy Meals.

  2. It’s sad that the parents of some of the athletes can’t even get tickets to these events, but a political crony of the president has no problem getting. them………

  3. Love is someone that Obama desperately wants to be, an athlete and with Buddy I mean Reggie at the ready Barack can live vicariously through him. Thus one of the reasons he’s always having teams visit the WH.

  4. More wasteful govt spending…..

    Obama believes its “Good to be the King” I and that we, the little people, don’t know whats best for us….that we NEED this kind of expense made for his “buddy” to have this fantastic free trip on the Govts dime…..but we ARE the govt bozo, so WE get to pay for this boondoggle perk so Obama can treat his friends.

    Obama is such a worthless POS.

  5. I’m sure in addition to going at taxpayer expense, he’s going on a govermnet flight. This is just another spit in the face to the hard working Americans who pay obscene taxes to Uncle Sam every payday. His real “bros” don’t work so they could care less if this guy goes for free. As far as they are concerened, everything in life is free.

  6. Come on, all presidents (Rs & Ds) send their friends to these things. This is not a big deal. Love is as qualified as anyone else. BTW – I am a R who strongly supports Romney.

  7. Barry Barry Barry Barry. So stupid and over your head. Getting more and more reckless and desperate by the hour. You’re like a cornered animal which is very dangeous to yourself and the entire country. Actions have consequences. You can choose how you act Barry, but you don’t get to choose consequences. Enjoy them your powerless over them.

    -Cancer ad…..consequences
    -Lies of Columbia Release College Transcripts – consequences
    -Dirty Campaign – Consequences
    -Failed Leadership – Consequences

    You are finished sir. Even if you cheat your way back into a 2nd term (I wouldn’t put it past a man like you)

    Consequences eventually are going to fall on your head. Enjoy them!

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  9. Reading these comments on this story shows filthy minds that some right wing Christians have. They are no Christians and Jesus preaches compassion and Love.

  10. Does anyone believe this guy is anything other than a black president? Touted himself as half white/half black, but he sure seems to prefer all things black..

  11. Well, if can give mult-millions to the failed green energy companies that support him politically, I guess he can send a private citizen, no longer a government employee, on a taxpayer funded vacation.

    Obama never had a moral compass to lose. Every day it’s some new revelation on unethical behavior to the point it’s expected and no longer news.

    He needs to go back to Chicago and be with the other crooks.

  12. Bill Clinton’s butt boy doug band is now a key figure in the Clinton foundation/global initiative and serves as “counselor” to the former president.

    Also, your lede reads as if Michelle Kwan were ambassador to Great Britain; that job is held by Lou Susman whose claim to fame is as John Kerry’s finance chairman and one of Obama’s most skilled fundraisers (nicknamed “the Hoover”)

  13. I read in Newsweek not so long ago that tickets to the closing ceromony start at around $3600 a pop. It is heartwarming to see the Bammy take care of his buds on our dime especially considering that not only this country is broke but that $3600 could feed a needy family of 4 for at least 3 or 4 months.

  14. “The president’s personal aide is hardly a significant figure – he basically follows the president around and provides for his every little need.”

    We used to call them “brown nosers” – guess that would be too obvious and too racist for today. : – }