Friday, April 7, 2017

The Political Page, Part 2, T+76 -- April 7, 2017

White House shuffle? Trump eyes new chief of staff; House leader on short list -- Axios. Broad shakeup of White House, rumors:
  • replace Chief of Staff Reince Priebus
  • departure of chief strategist Steve Bannon ("nonsense" -- Bannon)
  • short list of those being considered for chief of staff:
    • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
    • Gary Cohn, former #2 at Goldman Sachs; has built considerable clout; rumored to be behind departure of Bannon; among the "Democrats" in the West Wing
    • others from private sector but GOP insiders
"This is what a commander-in-chief looks like." -- Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, from Montana; good for him. His wiki pic (I doubt he got to pick his pic):

Zinke was the first Navy SEAL to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


  1. I sure it would be safe to go bird hunting with Zinke, he looks like the kind of man one should listen to. On another note it would be ashame if the one Tomahawk that went swimming had a palace in its sights. One could only hope!

    1. Perhaps the missile that went "into the sea" did not miss its target, but hit squarely in the middle of a palatial swimming pool. The US Navy calls the Mediterranean sea a "lake"; and, the USAF calls the Atlantic Ocean a "pond." A huge palatial pool would certainly be a "sea" in the eyes of some.