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Audrey Tomason?

Okay. The other woman in the now-iconic White House situation room photo. 

Had anyone ever heard of “Audrey Tomason, Director for Counterterrorism” before? 

Is that the only extant photo or reference to her in the entire world? 

  1. flownover

    Harvard, Tufts (Fletcher?), and Americorps. 

    Resume building in order to become Director of Counter Terrorism ? A czarina ?

    Is this our Rosa Klemp.

  2. AusMartin

    I believe the correct title is “Czarina of Counter-Person-Caused-Disasters”.

  3. Keith Preston

    perhaps “Spinmeister to Benefit the Anointed One Without Having to Pass Muster With Any of Those Annoying Elected Representatives Over Man-Caused Disasters?”

  4. Johannes Allert

     Perhaps it’s just me, but she doesn’t even look old enough to vote.

  5. dreamlarge

    Wow!  And she wrangles people like ‘Jack Bauer’?

  6. Talleyrand

     Did she wander in from the local High School tour, by taking a wrong turn? 

    Well, whilst there are Czar crowns to be had, pass one over this way. I am partial to being Crown Prince of Livonia myself.

  7. Pseudodionysius

    She’s part of the new Facebook arm of counterintelligence. And Claire when you said “other woman” did you mean “other woman” or, ya know, “other woman”? Its important to have clarity in these matters.

  8. Claire Berlinski
    C
    Pseudodionysius: She’s part of the new Facebook arm of counterintelligence. And Claire when you said “other woman” did you mean “other woman” or, ya know, “other woman”? Its important to have clarity in these matters. · May 3 at 9:30am

    I’m wondering this myself. 

  9. flownover

    So, as long as we’re identifying the people in the situation room, who are these people ?

  10. Casey Taylor

    This from Tufts:

    “Audrey Tomason worked as Americorps*VISTA and Associate at ACCION International after Tufts. She is attending the Kennedy School’s master’s in public policy program and is scheduled to graduate in 2003.”

    Seriously?

  11. Midget Faded Rattlesnake

    Sure Audrey’s a she? The name Audrey is either/or, no? Like Dana. Maybe Audrey’s one of those boys who looks like girls.

    Anyhow, the snapshot reminds me of Blackadder’s sidekick.

  12. concerned citizen

    I’m getting a Mary Gross (SNL, 80′s) vibe from her.

  13. ManBearPig
    Midget Faded Rattlesnake: Sure Audrey’s a she? The name Audrey is either/or, no? Like Dana. Maybe Audrey’s one of those boys who looks like girls.

    Anyhow, the snapshot reminds me of Blackadder’s sidekick. · May 3 at 10:50am

    She’s a man baby! That’s what Austin Powers would say, anyway… She does look like a gender confused teen.

  14. Stuart Creque
    Casey Taylor: This from Tufts:

    “Audrey Tomason worked as Americorps*VISTA and Associate at ACCION International after Tufts. She is attending the Kennedy School’s master’s in public policy program and is scheduled to graduate in 2003.”

    Seriously? · May 3 at 10:12am

    So Director for Counterterrorism is an internship position?

  15. Casey Taylor

    Michael Leiter is the Director at the National Counterterrorism Center, an Executive office, so in what capacity is this lady the Director for Counterterrorism?

  16. Joseph Eagar

    Maybe she’s the real deal, and is kept out of site to avoid politicization?

  17. Casey Taylor

    I can’t even find what office she’s supposed to work in, so I don’t know.

  18. AUMom
    Casey Taylor: I can’t even find what office she’s supposed to work in, so I don’t know. · May 3 at 1:28pm

    Just another example of the most transparent administration ever.

  19. Casey Taylor

    The Executive Office of the President doesn’t have a listing for her position or title, even under the National Security Council page.  A search just produces the same thing to which Claire’s linked above, and a little information on John Brennan, who’s the “Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism”. 

    That place has more titles than a Shriner’s Temple.

  20. She

     Strike me pink, I thought Gram Parsons had reappeared . . .

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