They Hold the Seats of Power

Where else would low-level staff members enjoy high-ceilinged offices in a Beaux Arts-inspired building while senior execs cram into windowless cubicles? Only in the White House. Everyone wants to be in the West Wing near the President. Here's how Bush has divvied up his staff.

SECOND FLOOR

Karen Hughes Counsellor to the President Former campaign spokeswoman gets the spacious digs once held by Alexis Herman when she ran ran the public-liaison office

Clay Johnson Head of Presidential Personnel Under Clinton, this job was conductd from the Old Executive Office Building. Clearly Bush wants his Austin ally nearby

Alberto Gonzales White House...

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