Rhodes profile in The New York Times Magazine cautionary tale for political staffers everywhere, even in Ottawa

In the Trudeau era, the press profile pendulum has swung wildly in the opposite direction: the new crew are big fans of behind-the-scenes stuff, to the extent that we know more about them than we do about most members of cabinet.

U.S. President Barack Obama, then chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, press secretary Robert Gibbs, assistant to the president of legislative affairs Phil Schiliro, and deputy director of White House speechwriting Ben Rhodes, pictured in the Oval Office Oct. 13, 2009. Photograph courtesy of the White House

By WARREN KINSELLA

PUBLISHED : Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM

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