I got a real easy answer to this one.
The White House has launched an investigation into who is responsible for mistakenly outing the top U.S. spy in Afghanistan over the weekend.
Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has asked the White House counsel Neil Eggleston to look into what happened and report back to him with recommendations on “how the administration can improve processes and make sure something like this does not happen again,” according to White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden.
What he should do is, fire everybody who might have put the name on the list, and everybody who was supposed to look at the list before it went out. That will improve the work performance of everybody else, immediately. Now, I understand that usually Fire them all: God will know His own is probably not the best answer for a screw-up of even this magnitude; unfortunately, the level of incompetence that has become institutionalized at the White House has risen to the point where you might as well just cut off the limb and be done with it. It’s gangrenous anyway.
PS: Oh, never fear: as both I and Mary Katharine Ham know exceedingly well, the White House won’t follow my advice. Instead, they’ll ‘investigate’ it for a couple of years and then get huffy when people bring up the subject. Because that’s what happens when a President’s supporters are his supporters because they think that it’s a wizzo way not to be thought of as a bunch of miserable, stinking racists.