You know, it’s late, I’m finally finished decorating the tree, nobody’s visiting the blog anyway, and when they do and try to share an article without an scintilla of “hate speech” in it, Facebook blocks it. But ethics never rest, and I’m going to post this anyway.
The President announced that ol’ Mad Dog won’t be staying on for an” orderly transition” at DOD after all: today the President announced that Mattis’s deputy would take over on January 1, and Mattis can get head start on collecting shells in Boca, or something. One more time, the news media and social media are acting like this is some kind of scandal, because they 1) hate the President and 2) couldn’t manage a lemonade stand themselves.
I’m sure Mattis would have been welcome to stay on a couple more months as originally announced—if hadn’t publicized a resignation letter that implicitly attacked the President. You can’t do that and expect to stay in any job, much less one as powerful and important as Secretary of Defense.Oddly, Trump’s perpetual critics don’t understand this, either because bias has made them stupid, or they were ignorant to begin with.
You know, I’m a pretty experienced and successful manager myself, having established and run quite a few organizations. I’m no business genius, hence my pathetic financial state, but my leadership record is better than most. I would jettison any subordinate who issued a letter like Mattis did, and if we had agreed on an exit date, I would move it up immediately. Any competent executive would. Any executive who would not is incompetent by definition, and pathetically weak and naive. I’d be shocked if Mattis thought he would be allowed to stay on after his letter went public. If he did, that was another good reason for him to leave, because he’s losing his edge.
Meanwhile, here’s Jake Tapper–now think about this: he’s about the least biased broadcast journalist!—fatuously tweeting…
I say this with love, Jake, as well as past respect that you have successfully eroded over the past year: Shut up about what you apparently don’t understand. Putting the #2 in charge after a Secretary resigns is the definition of a smooth transition; leaving in charge an openly rebellious and disloyal manager is not.
Such tweets may make your Dark Resistance Overlords at CNN happy with the cheap shot at Trump, but it makes your viewers dumber, and shows you to be a management ignoramus.