To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Internet Marketing Is Dead...
Date: Thu Jul 11 14:11:37 MDT 2013
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President Obama on Thursday chose two old friends with business executive experience for top posts on his economic team, naming longtime fundraiser Penny Pritzker to the Commerce Department and adviser Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative.Pritzker, a Hyatt hotel heiress, businesswoman and philanthropist, is Obama's pick to fill a Cabinet post that has been vacant since former Secretary John Bryson resigned after he said he suffered a seizure that led to a series of traffic collisions.Froman is one of Obama's law school classmates and senior economic advisers who previously worked as an executive at Citigroup. The Cabinet-level trade post performs as the administration's top adviser and negotiator on international trade. If confirmed by the Senate, Froman would replace Ron Kirk, a former Dallas mayor who stepped down as trade representative in February after serving in the post throughout Obama's first term.Obama made the announcements in the White House Rose Garden just before departing for Mexico. The nominations, which require Senate confirmation, complete Obama's picks to fill his second-term Cabinet.Obama said the two will help fulfill his top priority to grow the economy and create middle class jobs."I intend to work both of them to the bone as soon as they are official," Obama said to laughter from a crowd that included the nominees' families and administration staff.If confirmed, Pritzker would become the fourth woman serv was out of the country.That meant the authority then reverted directly to the U.S. State Department, and oversight of the response to the attack that night fell to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy, who were calling the shots.Sources said that shortly after the attack began around 9:40 p.m., special forces put out the calls for assets to be moved into position."What that does is that enacts .. every asset, every element to respond and it becomes a global priority," one source said. "I would tell you that was given and the only reason it was given is because of special operations pack."However, the source said, "Assets did not move."The failure of the State Department or White House to give the military permission to go into Libya, according to the source, only accentuates the significant breakdown in communication among the State Department, military, CIA and White House."I can see the initial confusion in the beginning. I mean, you have a situation that's developing. The problem with the State Department is they don't have procedures in place. And if they do, they haven't practiced or exercised them. And now they are making up for all the mistakes they have made, with excuse. And there is no excuse," the source said, describing a "huge breakdown between State and military."Last October, then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta defended the response, saying the military was reluctant to p