Former Barack Obama Press Secretary Hired by Chicago Cubs


Who says sports and politics don’t mix? These days, college and professional teams spend a lot of money and effort trying to manipulate their message and the media. So why not bring a former political operative in the front office?

And that’s what the Chicago Cubs did today- announcing the appointment of Julian Green to the newly-created position of vice president, communications and community affairs.

Green served as Illinois press secretary to then-United States Senator Barack Obama from 2005 to 2007 and as campaign press secretary from May to November 2004. So yes, Green is connected to the President of the United States of America.

Do remember that Barack is a White Sox not a Cubs fan.

Green also served as media relations director for MillerCoors for 15 years, And director of communications and marketing for the Chicago Park District from July 2003 to May 2004.

And he’s got even more juice than Tropicana. He’s deeply connected to the Big Chicago Democratic Machine, as he also worked with Hizzoner Da Mare Richard Daley II:

Green was an assistant press secretary to then-Mayor Richard M. Daley. Green also served as deputy campaign manager and communications director for Mayor Daley’s re-election effort in 2003. Green is an interim board member of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, which oversees Navy Pier and McCormick Place.

In the words of Rihanna “gonna run this town tonight.”

By the way- Wrigley Field was an EPIC FAILURE when the health inspector perused their concession stands

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  1. Before you know it, he will be claiming that they have 10 world championship trophys, and raising ticket prices will result in more fans.If you like your pitcher, you can keep him, yada, yada, yada.

  2. hahahhahahaha. they could make him like that Iraqi Minister of Information during the “shock and awe” campaign.

    “there are no tanks in Baghdad”

    “the invasion failed miserably”

    I wonder what that guy is doing these days

  3. Gee-thats ALL the Cubs need-a losing baseball franchise hiring someone who used to be press secretary to the worse president in US history. No wonder the Cubs never win anything.

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