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Who Gets Helen Thomas’ Prime White House Briefing Room Seat?

With the news that Helen Thomas is officially retired, the question becomes: who gets her prime briefing room real estate?

Let’s put it to a poll!

Below, you can find a recent seating chart. But here are some options:

Jake Tapper, Chip Reid, Chuck Todd, Jennifer Loven: Currently in the front row already.

Major Garrett: Fox News’ correspondent, currently in the 2nd row.

Mark Knoller: Will seniority matter?

• Rotating – until a permanent replacement is named.

We asked our voice in the White House briefing room, Tommy Christopher (who asked Press Secretary Robert Gibbs the Thomas question today – and took the picture of her empty seat) for his take on the situation:

“I have a great deal of personal affection for Helen Thomas, and an admiration for her place in journalism’s history. I agree with Robert Gibbs that her comments were reprehensible, but it is my hope that they do not erase what has been a trailblazing career.”

Vote now!

Check out the chart

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