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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 6:18 am

 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 8:08 am

I suspect that many of the WH civil servants have not had many dealings with business people. What they call “impetuous” might just be a culture thing. I work with some public-sector people and am always mortified by how slow they are to make decisions or take actions, and the number of people they need to discuss things with. I suspect my public-sector colleagues think I’m not entirely serious when I make quick decisions. They would be wrong.

Making quick decisions and changing one’s mind are what bosses in the private sector do. Remember Harley Davidson deciding to move some manufacturing out of the US? That decision was made very quickly after some Trump-induced trade-war thing. The media used that against Trump, with no comment about the speed of the decision. Similarly with Goldman Sachs saying they’d move out of London because of Brexit, a quick decision again used against Brexit, and looking to be hot air. The media is cherry picking here. And are not thinking very deeply. I don’t know whether that’s a modern attention-span problem or whether they are just exploiting the problem.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 9:50 am

On the other hand, a guy I knew who worked for Citigroup said he needed 50 signatures under any IT project. Similar for Deutsche Bank - decisions take forever. But big banks are practically public sector now, only the compensation structure hasn't changed yet.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 9:55 am

Bookies place odds on anonymous White House official
pence is the favorite at one, sessions at another
Assuming the "official" actually exists, there are hundreds of people who fit the description
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 10:36 am

On the other hand, a guy I knew who worked for Citigroup said he needed 50 signatures under any IT project. Similar for Deutsche Bank - decisions take forever. But big banks are practically public sector now, only the compensation structure hasn't changed yet.
Yes, definitely. I’d include Wiley in that as well!
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 10:59 am

Bookies place odds on anonymous White House official
pence is the favorite at one, sessions at another
Assuming the "official" actually exists, there are hundreds of people who fit the description
This is a good comment: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/06/opin ... index.html
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 2:30 pm

Bookies place odds on anonymous White House official
pence is the favorite at one, sessions at another
Assuming the "official" actually exists, there are hundreds of people who fit the description
The FBI could find this person -- if they wanted to.  :D
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 2:53 pm

Bookies place odds on anonymous White House official
pence is the favorite at one, sessions at another
Assuming the "official" actually exists, there are hundreds of people who fit the description
The FBI could find this person -- if they wanted to.  :D
I believe that would fall well outside of their mandate to “detect and prosecute crimes against the United States”.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 3:32 pm

Bookies place odds on anonymous White House official
pence is the favorite at one, sessions at another
Assuming the "official" actually exists, there are hundreds of people who fit the description
The FBI could find this person -- if they wanted to.  :D
I believe that would fall well outside of their mandate to “detect and prosecute crimes against the United States”.
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 3:40 pm

Bookies place odds on anonymous White House official
pence is the favorite at one, sessions at another
Assuming the "official" actually exists, there are hundreds of people who fit the description
This is a good comment: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/06/opin ... index.html
I agree, and raises some good questions about the motivation etc. However my 2 cents:
1. I would wager that most political structures have people frustrating the CinC for their own agenda. Perhaps companies work differently and in fact in government everyone gets on well... but I think not.
2. I think it can be seen as self serving...or the person is a strong GOP supporter and sees that the current administration keeps the GOP out of the WH for the next 15 years. I read it much more as a cry from inside. Although what does count against this is that the NYT is (I believe) a little more on the Democrat side
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 3:54 pm

Re: who it was.
Advice to White House staff:
tell your families to be wary when AmazonFresh delivers fish. :D
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 5:09 pm

Some claim it was Mike Pence.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 5:14 pm

Some claim it was Mike Pence.
That seems to be due to the Lodestar comment. But it is not inconceivable that a bright person in the GOP uses that as cover. I think it is probably someone who is more junior due to the tenor of the voice.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 7:11 pm

Re: who it was.
Advice to White House staff:
tell your families to be wary when AmazonFresh delivers fish. :D
Mafia references are quite a'propos with regards to Trump Administration, don't you think?
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

September 6th, 2018, 7:27 pm

Re: who it was.

Advice to White House staff:
tell your families to be wary when AmazonFresh delivers fish. :D
Mafia references are quite a'propos with regards to Trump Administration, don't you think?
I'm like Bill Maher (or was it Roger Rabbit): mostly in it for the jokes.
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