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White House Names First Male Social Secretary

The White House has appointed the first male social secretary in its history: Jeremy Bernard. Currently, Bernard is a senior adviser to the U.S. ambassador to France. Previously, he served as the White House liaison to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

“Jeremy shares our vision for the White House as the People’s House, one that celebrates our history and culture in dynamic and inclusive ways,” President Obama says in a statement.

“I have long admired the arts and education programs that have become hallmarks of the Obama White House and I am eager to continue these efforts in the years ahead,” Bernard says.

After two female social secretaries, perhaps Bernard will reverse Margaret Thatcher’s old line: “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.”

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