Monday, November 14, 2016

Trump Off to Good Start

President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff was a great pick. It reminded me of Gov. Matt Bevin's early choice of Steve Pitt as General Counsel, followed by Scott Brinkman as Secretary of the Executive Cabinet.

By selecting such highly respected and experienced people, Bevin made clear that he would govern with seriousness of purpose. It helped united the Republican party, which had been badly fractured after the primary. Most importantly, it drew talented people into the administration -- people who had not supported Bevin in the primary.

Reince Priebus is of this ilk. His appointment will have a similar effect. The left is seizing upon his appointment as a violation of Trump's plan to "drain the swamp."  To the contrary, Priebus comes from Wisconsin where Scott Walker first demonstrated what swamp-draining looks like.

It's a good pick, and I look forward to others. I hear that Rudy Giuliani wants Defense. National Review is pushing John Bolton for Secretary of State. These would be outstanding selections.

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