Monday, January 09, 2017

What is Trump doing, cutting deals with McConnell to insure every one of his adult children have a position in the White House?

We've lost our government to special interests. The adult children of Donald Trump is a special interest group. I think I'll run for President next time, win and staff the entire cabinet with Sierra Club executives past and present.

January 9, 2016
By Aaron Blake

Donald Trump's son-in-law, (click here) Jared Kushner, will serve as a senior adviser to the Trump White House, The Post's John Wagner and Ashley Parker have confirmed.

The news isn't surprising, given Kushner's closeness to Trump and the fact that his potential role in the administration has been rumored for weeks. But it does open up a can of worms — both legally and ethically.

The big question looming over the selection is the question of whether Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, actually can work in the White House. To make it happen, he'll have to get around an anti-nepotism law that dates to Robert F. Kennedy. As I explained a while back:

After President John F. Kennedy appointed his 35-year-old brother, Robert, as attorney general — a basically unprecedented move at the time, involving an office for which few thought the younger Kennedy was qualified — Congress in 1967 passed an anti-nepotism law. . . .

This is oddly interesting. It would seem as though Mr. Jared Kushner has walked the same ground as the greats of public service.

All these wonderful people were members of the Harvard Fly Club (click here).

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt - 32nd President of the United States
  • Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President of the United States
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - Supreme Court Justice
  • Jay Rockefeller - U.S. Senator from West Virginia
  • James Roosevelt- son of Franklin Roosevelt, U.S. Congressman (CA)
  • Deval Patrick - 71st Governor of Massachusetts
  • William Weld - 68th Governor of Massachusetts
  • Tony Lake - President Bill Clinton's National Security Advisor 
  • Joseph Clark Grew - career diplomat, U.S. Ambassador to Japan 1932-1941
  • Charles Francis Adams III - skipper of America's Cup defender Resolute, 1920; inductee, America's Cup Hall of Fame; Secretary of the Navy, 1929-1932

Some members it would seem earn their entitlement to greatness in which ever form it takes. 

Osmosis I suppose. I thought reverse osmosis was good for brewing beer, but, I never knew it worked for government. If this is the way Republicans of Harvard prepare for their government work, rather than hard work, long hours and dedication to serving the people, it would explain a great deal. Come to think of it "W" was a C student, right?