Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Trump's Hiring Problems

President* Trump faces serious challenges in restructuring a White House, from getting experienced Washington hands to work for him to whether his own premium for loyalty will block otherwise qualified candidates from working for him.

Republicans say the problems mean that Trump, an outsider who basically took over his party and is still viewed with suspicion in establishment circles, will face even more trouble in trying to refashion his team.

“The talent pool is shrinking, because who wants to sign up for crazy?” said Michael Steele, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC).
There are two things, really.

First off, Trump isn't going to trust anyone associated with the GOP establishment, the core of the "Never Trumpers". It's those people whom a normal GOP president would call upon to fill the positions that Trump hasn't filled. Trump's handling of the political-appointee slots has bordered on the irrational, anyway.

Second, who wants to have on their résumé that they worked for a president who was a Russian operative? That sort of stench doesn't wash off. At this point, it's going to be hard to pull a Schultz and claim that they didn't know about it. And it get even harder as time goes on and the stories keep piling up.

3 comments:

B said...

Why would he want any "Washington Insiders"?

I'm not arguing your other points, but really, if he wants to change things, hiring folks who were part of the problem won't fix much.....

CenterPuke88 said...

B., the point is more that he isn't suggesting/hiring ANYONE. Certain agencies are at a standstill, and before you cheer, you might just want to think about exactly what it is they do. For instance, the security of nuclear power plants is a critical Federal task, and as it stands, the civil servents are forced to make it work without anyone to lead or coordinate, which I thought would be the opposite of what you'd want. This same mess occurs across the Federal Government, with the top levels unfilled, lots of mundane tasks are undone and keeping things in the rails is the task of the bureaucrats (and none of those changes you so fervernty desire are happening either).

More critically, at State, Defense and Justice, there is only a skeleton crew, again handing off most tasks to those despised bureaucrats, and the judicial backlogs keep growing. With midterms taking Congressional attention as of December, Donnie's first window is starting to close, and if the general trend is followed, he'll have either less support (or even a hostile House) after then.

The "Deep State", as posited by the average Republican, is bullshit. What isn't is the reality that the bureaucrats make the place go, and they follow the last direction given...and the Captain here doesn't have s steering wheel, gas or brake pedal. He has to relay those instructions to be input for the top,of each Agency.

Nangleator said...

Remember that great general... the one who, when he knew nothing about a certain part of the front, pulled men and weapons away from it? When he didn't understand something, he figured no one else needed to know or do anything about it?

Yeah. No one remembers that great general.