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Sometimes I envy other people’s lives

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I mean, I like being me, but I would not mind being Ben Chang:

Ben Chang is one Obama administration official known by many names. By day, he spins news as the deputy spokesman for the National Security Council. By night — or at least before the weight of his current job responsibilities made doing so impossible — he spins records as DJ MSG…

His fashion-shoot work has been featured on, in such magazines as Express Mada (“I’m Big in Lithuania,” he writes), and in the March 2008 issue of Blackbook magazine, where he gave readers an inside look at the U.N. delegates’ lounge. He was selected as one of Paper magazine’s “Beautiful People for 2008.”

Somewhere in all that, Chang has amassed 13-plus years in the Foreign Service, including diplomatic assignments in El Salvador, at the State Department in Washington, in Paris at the U.S. Mission to the OECD, and in New York at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, according to his Web site.

In Paris, he was known as “Slim Buddha” and his parties were said by one diplomatic source to be “off the hook.”

Written by Francis

November 25, 2009 at 2:54 pm

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  1. Yeah… but the difference is that you get to have friends.


    November 25, 2009 at 4:25 pm

  2. kidding… sounds like an awesome dude.


    November 25, 2009 at 4:38 pm

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