by Lee Stranahan
This New York Times articles about the shock ex-Clinton aides are getting at how much the White House has changed in eight years of W has a slew of interesting stuff in it, such as …
Eight years ago, there were two deputy national security advisers; today there are a half-dozen, each with staff. In the downstairs suites of the West Wing and across the street in the Old Executive Office Building, the returnees tripped into the Homeland Security Council, created to keep order in the new, vast, often dysfunctional Homeland Security Department.
And then it occurred to me; the Department of Homeland Security has never even had the slightest possibility to be functional. It was born and raised in the House of Incompetence and never even had a fighting chance of growing up healthy. So it’ll be interesting to see what the adults can do with it.