White House names gay social secretary

The White House announced the appointment Friday afternoon of Jeremy Bernard to the position of Special Assistant to the President and Social Secretary. He is the first man and the first openly gay person to hold the position.

According to Jonathan Capehart at the Washington Post, “Bernard and his then-partner Rufus Gifford were early supporters of Obama in California. And they raised a ton of money for him through their company, B&G Associates. Gifford went on to become finance director of the Democratic National Committee. Bernard was the White House liaison at the National Endowment for the Humanities before dashing off to his Paris post in November.”

According to the news release that announced his appointment, Bernard will join the White House from the U.S. Embassy in Paris, where he serves as senior adviser to the ambassador. He previously worked as the White House Liaison to the National Endowment for the Humanities from 2008 to 2010.

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  • Callie369

    Dumbama is really working hard at kissing up to the gays.

    My brother is gay and he says there is, “No way I would support this (butt)-wipe idiot.” I also have a gay nephew who feels the same way. They say MOST of their friends dislike Dumbama and Moocherella AKA Dumb and Dumber.

  • brian

    Bush appointed a few gays too. I think the Dems and Repubs are in a competition over who celebrates gay sex the most.

    • scorpioman

      Dems tend to celebrate gay sex out in the open while repubs celebrate it by voting against their gay constituents while secretly and shamefully seeking them out for their personal pleasure.

      • brian

        So true, Democrats have no shame.

  • truebearing

    I hear Larry Sinclair is going to be appointed crack pipe Czar.

  • zim2012

    why do white christians conservatives (code name for : closeted gays ) has to comment about it and say they dont care , but care enough to comment . you guys are funny (:

  • cindylou

    Why does his sexual orientation matter? That is so 1970s.

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  • jjsmithers

    What is it about being gay that requires that the rest of us must be informed– in the headlines, no less– that a gay person has been appointed to such-and-such a post ? Why wouldn’t this come under the category of “None of your business” ?

    And, if we must have news reports identify every gay person as such, and even include sub-categories such as “openly gay”, why are we not told the details, such as favorite sexual act, favorite position, etc ? As long as the media seems to want to have this sexual reportage, and since it seems to be OK with the PC crowd, why hold back ?

  • bozsbusiness

    It’s going to give a whole new meaning to the term “presidential kneepads”.