We are in the midst of what is referred to as the “transition” – the hand off of power from one president to another. God bless America – these conversions are peaceful. Even when the exchange takes place between presidents of opposing political parties, as is currently underway.
(Here’s hoping the Democrat Barack Obama Administration continues to handle this better than did the Democrat Bill Clinton Administration. On their way out, classy Clinton officials vandalized the White House to the tune of $15,000 in damage – including ripping the “W”s out of the keyboards – in protest of Republican George W. Bush succeeding them.)
The incoming Donald Trump Administration is shaping up to be a policy and procedural sea change – a completely new approach to what DC does and how it does it. Given the half-century-plus of top-down stagnation the city has foisted upon us – this is not a terrible thing.
Unless you are a creature of Washington. Which is much more a state of mind than of geography. Plenty of people – college professors aplenty, for instance – have never stepped foot in our nation’s capitol. But they think and act like lifers.
Trump, from all appearances, is not similarly addled. It’s not that he doesn’t care about how things in DC have always been done. It’s that he sees how anti-productive and stupid most of it is – and he intends to change it. More