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The Servers Get Served By The Top Brass

They served some 120,000 White House Christmas Party guests at 23 holiday events, and last night the residence staff got a party of its own--and it was the president's staff that did the serving. The evening party was the final shindig of an event-packed season that probably saw the highest number of guests ever during the administration to file through the public rooms to feast on roast beef, shrimp, and cookies made to resemble forest animals. The server staff was a who's who list of top aides.

According to the White House, the following staff members served the residence staff, including ushers, cooks, and others, during the party last night: Josh Bolten, assistant to the president and chief of staff; Fred Fielding, counsel to the president; Ed Gillespie, counselor to the president; Joie Gregor, assistant to the president for presidential personnel; Ashley Hickey, special projects coordinator; Jim Jeffrey, assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser; Karen Keller, special assistant to the president and personal secretary; Doug Lute, assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan; Anita McBride, assistant to the president and chief of staff to the first lady; Bill McGurn, assistant to the president for speechwriting; Jim Nussle, director, Office of Management and Budget; Dana Perino, assistant to the president and press secretary; Jared Weinstein, special assistant to the president and personal aide; and Raul Yanes, assistant to the president and staff secretary.

By Paul Bedard