Staffing news comes in threes.

So, in the last forty-eight hours or so, we’ve learned:

  1. Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is either leaving his job, or being shoved out of it, in the very near future;
  2. White House Budget Director Peter Orszag is going to be likewise leaving his job… not that anybody can tell the difference, given that WE DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE A BUDGET THIS YEAR BECAUSE DEMOCRATIC POLITICIANS ARE A PACK OF COWARDS*;
  3. and Commander of US forces in Afghanistan Stanley McChrystal has just decided to commit career suicide by badmouthing the Ambassador of Afghanistan – via the magazine Rolling Stone.

Anyway, it’s a trifecta: a Chief of Staff who can’t keep the White House running smoothly, a Budget Director who can’t  create a budget, and a top military guy who can’t keep his mouth shut about the civilian powers**.  That’s one heck of an executive branch staffing record that the White House is accumulating there – and it’s only Tuesday.  At this rate, we’ll wake up on Friday to the news that Steven Chu*** has just burned down the Department of Energy as part of a tragic toasted bagel accident.

Moe Lane

*Sorry.  It grates.

**My sympathies for McChrystal’s woes are muted.  Rolling Stone?

***Did you know that he has a Nobel Prize?

Crossposted to RedState.

5 thoughts on “Staffing news comes in threes.”

  1. Out incompetent in chief is quite a party man ….

    McCrystal chose his way out … Going down with his boots on. He obviously sees the presidential folly of the 2011 pull out announcement, the feuding amongst factions is heating up.

    But the chief of staff and the budget director, well they were chosen at the BBQ last night… LOL.

  2. Anyone else sick of hearing about Chu’s Nobel? Has it actually helped him accomplish anything? Or is it just a prop for Bammer to wave around everytime events threaten to expose their incompetence?

  3. Well, we do learn several things in the article, that, if true, call his competence and judgement into question. The first is the venue itself – Rolling Stone? But we also learn that he was an Obama voter, and frankly that extreme lack of judgement ought to have disqualified him by itself.

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