Valerie Jarrett: Expect more diversity in Obama’s coming cabinet picks
“He believes he makes his best decisions when he is surrounded by people who have different perspectives and give him their best ideas,” she continued. “And so, one picture does not speak a thousand words in this instance. I spent a lot of time in the Oval Office, and I’m in there with a great number of women whom he listens to, and whose counsel and advice he trusts greatly.”…
On Sunday, Jarrett said that the president had a strong track record of appointing women to key positions in his administration.
“The president has been surrounded by strong women throughout his entire life. Raised by a single mom, lived for a while with his grandmother, who was a great role model for him. Obviously married to a very competent wife, and his first cabinet reflected the diversity of our country,” said Jarrett. “He put women in charge of key initiatives, such as Nancy Ann DeParle, his deputy chief of staff, who helped craft the Affordable Care Act, and now Kathleen Sebelius is implementing it.”