At NYPOST by Linda Chavez --
President-elect Donald Trump is filling his Cabinet with lions of
industry and finance, not surprising for a businessman, and the left has
predictably focused on the various conflicts of interest that might
arise for his nominees.
But the likelihood is that most will make it through confirmation,
perhaps with a few bumps — and that’s where the real challenge lies. The
problems won’t end even if each of these men is willing to be
scrupulous in avoiding conflicts of interest. They still face enormous
challenges once they take office because they have never worked in
As someone who has spent most of her career outside government but
has also headed a small federal agency and had two stints working in the
White House, I can tell you the federal government is a world unto
The normal relationships between employer and employees don’t exist.
As the head of a department or agency, you pick very few of your own
employees, and you have little or no authority to get rid of those
employees you inherit.
Shaw I expect Linda Chavez's bureaucracy as usual will be changed by the Trump administration.
Heads of departments and agencies WILL fire or let go most of the life-long staffs they inherit.
Pres Trump has a totally new agenda and he intends to keep his promises with the American people.
So the shock won't be to Trump's picks as per Chavez, the shock will be to the career staffs.