Commander in Chief of Staff

Source: The American Conservative
by Micah Meadowcroft

“Ron Klain is stepping down as White House chief of staff, set to go sometime next month after the State of the Union address. In the last administration, where the factionalism and court politics and big personalities were so obvious, turnover in the chief role never seemed more suggestive than anything else. There was hardly any scenery to be behind. But with the notable, not terribly surprising exception of the vice president’s office, this White House has been allowed its privacy, with little apparent chaos. Klain has run President Joe Biden’s West Wing for two years, and though he has reportedly indicated his intent to leave this year for some time, it is difficult not to see this timing as significant. Let’s drink the tea, read the leaves.” (01/5/23)