The White House has released yet another photo to combat charges that Barack Obama is running a boys' club from the most powerful and prominent office in the world. This new photo features three women advisors and three male advisors, a noticeable change from previous photos of work at the White House:
"President Barack Obama talks with Felicia Escobar, Senior Policy Director for Immigration, left, and Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, at the end of a meeting with advisors in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 10, 2013. Pictured in the background are: Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Nancy-Ann DeParle; Acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jeffrey Zients; National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling; Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs," the caption reads.
Here's the photo that set the White House scrambling, which showed an Oval Office filled with men, and not one visible female advisor:
The previous photo prompted even the New York Times to take notice of the boys' club, so the White House moved to damage control, and quickly released this picture:
And finally the White House has evened the numbers by releasing the latest photo (top).
But none of these photos change the fact that three white men have been tapped for the latest top jobs handed out by Obama (John Brennan for CIA director, Jack Lew for treasury secretary, and Chuck Hagel for defense secretary).
Via Jeryl Bier.