Americans may have voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, but it’s Valerie Jarrett that’s influencing what’s happening in the White House, the administration and the country. Most of the Obamas’ closest allies are from Chicago, as are the vast majority of Jarrett’s insider power matrix.
The chart below doesn’t mention Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Obama’s pastor Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Eric Whittaker, Arne Duncan, Lisa Madigan, Mike Madigan or the Pritzkers – all from Chicago, too.
Keep in mind, Rahm Emanuel and William Daley both left the White House partially because of run ins with Jarrett. She is best friends with Michelle Obama and heavily influences decision making.