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Did a passion for fashion do in White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers? That's the rumor in politico-land, where tongues are wagging that President Obama's senior advisor David Axelrod wasn't keen on Rogers' representing and discussing Brand Obama while being photographed in fashion spreads wearing some choice luxury garments—in the midst of a recession. "The White House eventually clamped down on her public profile. She was ordered to stop attending splashy events and showing up in fancy clothes on magazine covers." [WSJ and NYT via Mediaite]