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What would President Bartlet think of Obama's White House?

January 22, 2009 |  9:14 am

Rahm Emanuel confers with Barack Obama

For liberals, he was the last Democrat to serve in the White House before President Obama, the man who held together their dreams and hopes until the Republican actually serving in the Oval Office went back to Texas.

Now that President Bartlet of "The West Wing" fame is off the air, some are looking back nostalgically, wondering how the Obama White House stacks up against the Hollywood version.

The London Daily Guardian today offered its version, along with a road map to where staffers will sit in the new Obama White House.

Martin Sheen, as President Bartlet, confers with Chief of Staff Leo McGarry

This much is clear: Allison Janney (C.J. Cregg) is taller than Robert Gibbs. And Rahm Emanuel is a  different generation from John Spencer (Leo McGarry). But maybe his advice will be just as valued.

-- Johanna Neuman

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Photo credits: Rahn Emanuel and Barack Obama by Associated Press;   Martin Sheen and John Spencer in "West Wing" by NBC/Warner Brothers