Axelrod To Head U of C Political Institute After Election

CHICAGO (CBS) — Political strategist and former presidential adviser David Axelrod will launch a political institute at his alma mater, the University of Chicago, after the 2012 election.

Axelrod and university officials are set to announce Thursday that Axelrod will lead the school’s new Institute of Politics after the presidential election.

The institute will be aimed at helping students interested in careers in public and social service by offering related extracurricular activities.

Axelrod was a senior adviser to President Barack Obama before taking over as senior strategist for his re-election campaign.

He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1976.

Axelrod said his goal is to “introduce more students to the spirit of public service.”

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  • Bill

    This is probably the biggest non-story there is of the entire century. Axelrod is just looking for a place to park himself where he doesn’t have to do real work, and the U of C is the perfect place for him. This school is so leftwing anyway. This job is the biggest non-job there is in the world.

  • franklin808

    I wonder who will be Axelrod’s replacement in Obama’s 2nd term.

    • charlie

      No one. No 2nd term. No way. No how. NObama.

      • NObama

        @Charlie – AMEN to that!!!!!! To average idiot – the stupidity of the american public never ceases to amaze me, and I, for one, will look to get out of this country should that muslim-sympathizing-socialist get re-elected!!! Give me ONE , JUST ONE, good reason this @ ss hole deserves a 2nd term???!!

      • Average Guy

        So, who do you think the people will vote for, Newt or Mitt? I don’t think so!

    • NObama

      You liberals can go fuk yourselves. Seriously, morons like you are hell bent on further destruction of this country, and it needs to STOP. I can only hope that it stops in Nov. 2012.

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