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Perhaps feeling a little left out (although John Conyers certainly wants to hang with him), Karl Rove has a new article up for the WSJ attacking the "overcrowding" President Obama is setting up in the White House. According to Turdblossum, there's going to be 4 people in his old office. Why does that matter to me and you?
This reduces the space for ad hoc meetings in personal offices, where so much
West Wing work once took place.
You know...work like making a list of the US attorneys who refused to prosecute the way they wanted. Or maybe plans on how to leak covert CIA operatives to the press. Then again, those ad hoc meetings were always a good place to plan the unwarranted prosecution of Democratic governors.
Rove went on to disparage the fact that the size of "senior staff" has increased.
All of this matters because management structure affects decision-making and
determines the range and quality of voices the president hears. That impacts
Yep...that's Karl Rove lecturing us on how management structure affects decision-making and the range and quality of the voices the president hears. Weren't those two areas Karl Rove and company failed miserably at?
Rove is also worried that the new guys may be burning the candle at both ends.
Mr. Obama's tendency to work late into the night will also pose problems.
Politico.com reports that the White House staff is "preparing for a return to
long nights, heavy weekend shifts." Requiring a senior staff that meets at 7:30
a.m. to work until 11 p.m. or 12 a.m. will quickly cause burnout and diminish
the quality of advice and oversight.
Bush was notorious for not working late. How'd that work out for us? I mean...how did the early-to-bed philosophy of W work wonders for us? Apparently, it is completely lost on Rove that maybe these guys will have to pull a few all-nighters to clean up the mess the last guys left.