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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Transition Management

Something that I did not address in my book, How to Select an American President by James A. George with James A. Rodger (c) 2017 Archway Publishing is the importance of a president having the knowledge, skill, and ability to manage the transition from the past administration to the incumbency. Vox News addressed the subject by first quoting Henry Kissinger who spoke about Jarred Kushner.

"Transitioning the presidency between parties is one of the most complex undertakings in American politics. The change triggers an upheaval in the intangible mechanisms by which Washington runs: an incoming President is likely to be less familiar with formal structures, and the greater that gap, the heavier the responsibility of those advisers who are asked to fill it. 
This space has been traversed for nearly four months by Jared Kushner, whom I first met about 18 months ago when he introduced himself after a foreign policy lecture I had given. We have sporadically ­exchanged views since. As part of the Trump family, Jared is familiar with the intangibles of the President. As a graduate of Harvard and NYU, he has a broad education; as a businessman, a knowledge of administration. All this should help him make a success of his daunting role flying close to the sun."

Henry Kissinger

The Vox report underscored this obvious point: "(Kushner) has no formal qualifications in foreign policy or experience in government and is now occupying arguably the most important policy role in the White House."

He is also about to be indicted for collusion with the Russians.

Too much sun.

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