We Don't Get No Stinking Chiefs of Staff
This year's Washington meeting of the National League of Cities was all about the love from the Obama administration. Multiple cabinet secretaries addressed the ...
This year's Washington meeting of the National League of Cities was all about the love from the Obama administration. Multiple cabinet secretaries addressed the meeting and talked up a new "partnership" between the feds and the locals, and seemed to meet it.
But the actual intergovernmental guy drew some groans. Valerie Jarrett, chief captain of Obama's intergovernmental team, had to cancel her appearance. She sent her chief of staff, Mike Strautmanis, in her stead.
Strautmanis said he hoped the crowd would forgive the switch. "I know you all have chiefs of staff back home and won't mind hearing from a chief of staff."
The notion that these small-town budget directors, mayors and city managers can boast chiefs of staff was greeted by certain but polite cries of, "Noooo!"
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
University of California May Limit Out-of-State Enrollment10 hours ago
South Carolina House Speaker Resigns after Admitting Misconduct in Office11 hours ago
How Denver's Attracting Top Private-Sector Talent from Places Like Chipotle11 hours ago
Texas Agency Responsible for Protecting State from Pollution Is Fighting Tougher Ozone Standards13 hours ago
Georgia Towns Are Getting Rich off Speeding Tickets13 hours ago
North Dakota Fights over How to Spend Huge Oil Revenues15 hours ago