For Vanity Magazine's March 2009 issue, renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz captured our "kaleidoscopic army of policy aces, whiz kids, and veteran advisers, all focused on the long-haul, no-drama work to which Barack has called them."Of the 14 photos of our country's executives, these two are my favorites:
THE COMMUNICATIONS TEAMFrom left: ELLEN MORAN, communications director; DAN PFEIFFER, deputy communications director; JON FAVREAU, director of speechwriting; ROBERT GIBBS, White House press secretary.Enjoy Obama's speeches much? You can thank the kid genious Jon Favreau. By the way, he will be turning 28 this June.
THE BRAIN TRUSTFrom left: DAVID AXELROD, senior adviser; PETE ROUSE, senior adviser; RAHM EMANUEL, chief of staff; VALERIE JARRETT, senior adviser.One interesting side note about Rahm Emanuel is that his younger brother Ari, a successful Hollywood agent, inspired the type-A power agent portrayed by Jeremy Piven on the hit HBO series "Entourage." I wonder if he's got a Lloyd.More photos from the spread.Click here to read the interview, written by Maureen Orth, longtime Vanity Fair contributor and the wife of Tim Russert.More Annie Leibovitz loveliness:Please Welcome Liz Lemon!!!!!Barack and Michelle Obama in Vogue
Romeo and Juliet by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue