PINES RETREAT, Illinois(GlossyNews) — On the campaign trail with norbert b. snortwhistle. In the latest high profile defection from the Obama administration, President Obama announced he will leave the administration early next year to return to community organizing and perhaps author another book.
The Nobel Prize winning diplomat, world leader and author is expected to make good use of his new found free time.
“It’s been great. I’ve enjoyed it and I wish the administration well,” the President said. “But after a couple of years, it’s simply time to return to private life and, hopefully, to even more accomplishments there.”
The President’s announcement was yet another blow to his flailing administration.
Rumors are swirling that Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel might exit, while the White House already received resignations from economic adviser Christina Roemer and budget director Peter Orszag. Roemer now spends her time baking, while Orszag plans to work as a toupee adjuster.
And though Washington insiders say there’s nothing unusual about administration officials leaving before a president’s term ends, some top Democrats seem worried.
“It’s tough to lose a guy like Orszag,” said a prominent Democratic strategist. “You don’t replace someone like that very easily.”
The President’s announcement of his own plans did not include details about a successor, but White House sources say a search is underway, and express “utmost confidence” that a number of well-qualified candidates will emerge.