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It’s slim pickings left for high-profile White House hopefuls, as bold-face names like Clinton and Gates have taken some of the plum postings. With the inner circle occupied, most of the jockeying now focuses on powerful, lower-profile sub-Cabinet positions.

But there are a few gems left for the taking as Barack Obama fills out his White House roster – including a few that might be uniquely Obama. The father of the Internet – working on a government salary? It could be.

Here’s a look at the five best jobs left to be doled out by Obama. There isn’t a lot here that would usually make big headlines, but they are jobs that could get a boost in stature given the economic meltdown and Obama’s personal priorities.

Click here for the full list.

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