Words of Advice:

"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

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Because No White House Staffer Has Any Short-Term Memory

With an eye on bolstering cyber security protocols and cracking down on leaks to the media, Chief of Staff John Kelly issued a memo to staff on Wednesday outlining the administration's new ban on personal cell phones within the West Wing complex of the White House.
“For the purposes of this memorandum, the West Wing means the facility generally located between the President’s Executive Residence and West Executive Drive,” a footnote of the memo reads. “For purposes of this policy, the West Wing does not include the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, any White House Press Corps work spaces, or any outdoor common area, such as the Rose Garden or the North Lawn media positions.”
Right. Because none of the staff can remember the details of the Avalanche of Daily Trumpist Stupidity until they get out to their cars.

Guess The Donald has to leave his cell phone in his bedroom. But he can go back there and tweet during his "executive time", a little dodge that cuts his official working day down to about two hours a day.

With his light schedule and all of the time he spends golfing or otherwise fucking off, it'd be a stretch to say that Trump is on the clock for more than 600 hours a year. That's about $666/hr at his current pay rate.

Nice work if you can get it.


dinthebeast said...

I think the idea is to keep "unfriendly" reporters from recording interviews that could end up being evidence.
It's harder to call something fake news when there's a recording of it.

-Doug in Oakland

Comrade Misfit said...

But it doesn't apply to the press areas.

dinthebeast said...

I wouldn't imagine they'd be likely to record anything damaging in the press areas, though.

-Doug in Oakland