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dudalb 10th December 2018 05:55 PM

Nick Ayers, Pence's COS and favorite to replace Kelly, says he does not want the job,
Gotta admit, Ayers showed very good judgement in not wanting to walk into the snake pit.

Trebuchet 10th December 2018 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12530273)
Nick Ayers, Pence's COS and favorite to replace Kelly, says he does not want the job,
Gotta admit, Ayers showed very good judgement in not wanting to walk into the snake pit.

He'll get the job after impeachment and conviction, with less stress.

Norman Alexander 10th December 2018 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12530273)
Nick Ayers, Pence's COS and favorite to replace Kelly, says he does not want the job,
Gotta admit, Ayers showed very good judgement in not wanting to walk into the snake pit.

He knows he will get to be the President's CoS possibly soon by just staying where he is. ;)

The Great Zaganza 10th December 2018 07:07 PM

Ayers might be playing hard to get to wring concessions out of Trump.

Giordano 10th December 2018 08:49 PM

Probably the most pitiful thing I heard today was Meadows wildly waving his and vigorously announcing that he would be available and would be honored if he was appointed as Whitehouse Chief of Staff.

It is bad enough to agree to take the unsavory and IMO immoral job as Trump's enabler if pressured to do so as a service to your country. It is beyond my comprehension to beg for it.

Foolmewunz 10th December 2018 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12530326)
He knows he will get to be the President's CoS possibly soon by just staying where he is. ;)

He's leaving Pence's staff, too. Taking that midnight train to Georgia. He'll run his PAC and consulting business and stay clear of the admin. Ayers is a moving target. He doesn't sit still long enough for any flak to adhere to him. Getting clear of the cesspit on Pennsylvania Avenue is probably typical of him. He touted as this great thinker but I think he's a great self-promoter. Look for him to run for Governor or Senator in coming years. He sees himself not as a kingmaker but a king.

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 12530352)
Ayers might be playing hard to get to wring concessions out of Trump.

I don't think so. Their irreconcilable condition was that Ayers insisted on only serving a year. Someone with a brain pointed out to Donnie that the last thing he needs is a schedule let's all shoot ourselves in the feets festival in another 12 months. He needs someone who will stay out the term to 2020.

Norman Alexander 10th December 2018 09:49 PM

Why can't Donnie do what he has done for many ambassadorships and departmental heads: Don't bother filling the position at all. He takes zero notice of his CoS anyway - it's just a whipping-boy position for him, or perhaps her thinks it's a personal coffee-fetcher. Anyway, it's clear Donny doesn't actually want a CoS at all. Perhaps one of the table lamps in the Oval could be promoted??

https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-conten...ce-couches.jpg

a_unique_person 10th December 2018 10:45 PM

Should he be considering the equine solution.

Foolmewunz 10th December 2018 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12530498)
Why can't Donnie do what he has done for many ambassadorships and departmental heads: Don't bother filling the position at all. He takes zero notice of his CoS anyway - it's just a whipping-boy position for him, or perhaps her thinks it's a personal coffee-fetcher. Anyway, it's clear Donny doesn't actually want a CoS at all. Perhaps one of the table lamps in the Oval could be promoted??

https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-conten...ce-couches.jpg

I personally hope he goes with one his lesser lights just to add to the comedy. Judge Roy from Alabama must be looking for paying job. How about Sheriff Dave from Milwaukee? He nominated himself for several positions that were never actually offered to him. Maybe he could just nominate himself as CoS. Or Devin The Midnight Marauder. He'd fit right in.

The Great Zaganza 11th December 2018 12:00 AM

Why couldn't a Chief of staff work out of a prison?
Or better yet, declare the White House Grounds to be a Federal Penitentiary.
That would give Trump access to a large pool of candidates and safe us all a lot of time.

dann 11th December 2018 03:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 12530002)
Pretty much.
Quote:

Daniels says that Trump said he would get the show's challenges to her ahead of time so that she would have a leg-up on other contestants.
(Hollywood Reporter)


I can see how getting a leg-up would give her as a professional an unfair advantage in most contests: (Fairly innocent article and photo, but maybe not safe for work, w24.co.za, Feb. 12, 2010)

Norman Alexander 11th December 2018 03:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a_unique_person (Post 12530520)
Should he be considering the equine solution.

...Caligula, yes?

Doubt 11th December 2018 11:36 AM

Stormy Daniels should be the new Chief of Staff.

She can stand up for herself to Trump's BS. (See any current events about her.)
She can enforce discipline when required. (She literally spanked Trump.)
She has a demonstrated ability to compromise to achieve a goal. (See the entire porn industry.)
She can pretend that everything is normal when nothing really is. (Ever seen a porn flick?)

dudalb 11th December 2018 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doubt (Post 12531077)
Stormy Daniels should be the new Chief of Staff.

She can stand up for herself to Trump's BS. (See any current events about her.)
She can enforce discipline when required. (She literally spanked Trump.)
She has a demonstrated ability to compromise to achieve a goal. (See the entire porn industry.)
She can pretend that everything is normal when nothing really is. (Ever seen a porn flick?)

Hey, I think Stormy would be a lot more competent then a lot of the people in the Trump White House.

CORed 14th December 2018 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 12530352)
Ayers might be playing hard to get to wring concessions out of Trump.

I wouldn't take the job as Trump's chief of staff (not that I'm remotely qualified) for a millions bucks a day and all the interns I could ****.

Hellbound 14th December 2018 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CORed (Post 12534771)
I wouldn't take the job as Trump's chief of staff (not that I'm remotely qualified) for a millions bucks a day and all the interns I could ****.

I dunno, that's getting into the ballpark for a salary I'd consider...

:)

Giordano 14th December 2018 11:40 AM

In fast moving news this AM, Chris Christie's name hit the news as possibly under consideration for next Chief-of-Staff, only to have him quickly and publicly decline any interest in the position.

Given Chris Christie's intense desire for a White House position immediately after Trump's election, the change in his views represent a remarkable recognition of what allying oneself with Trump now means. Christie: smarter and less desparate than I thought.

jnelso99 14th December 2018 11:50 AM

So much for “friends and relatives” for CoS...it’s just down to “relatives” now.

ETA: “Hey Bart? Brad? No...Baron (that’s it)! You want a job?”

Trebuchet 14th December 2018 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CORed (Post 12534771)
I wouldn't take the job as Trump's chief of staff (not that I'm remotely qualified) for a millions bucks a day and all the interns I could ****.

Not being remotely qualified is a key qualification for any position in the Trump administration.

dudalb 14th December 2018 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Giordano (Post 12534781)
In fast moving news this AM, Chris Christie's name hit the news as possibly under consideration for next Chief-of-Staff, only to have him quickly and publicly decline any interest in the position.

Given Chris Christie's intense desire for a White House position immediately after Trump's election, the change in his views represent a remarkable recognition of what allying oneself with Trump now means. Christie: smarter and less desparate than I thought.

With Christie, it's a case of a rat refusing to get on a sinking ship.

Segnosaur 14th December 2018 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jnelso99 (Post 12534798)
So much for “friends and relatives” for CoS...it’s just down to “relatives” now.

ETA: “Hey Bart? Brad? No...Baron (that’s it)! You want a job?”

Well, what about Frank Giaccio? He's the 11 year old boy that had his wish fulfilled to mow the white house lawn. Its winter, so they don't need much yard work; maybe he can take over the job of Chief of Staff.

I'm still holding out for Jose Canseco though. He wants the job too.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2...ob-tweet-trump

Firestone 14th December 2018 03:22 PM

And we have a winner (although only an acting winner):

"Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff,"

Trump on Twitter

Jungle Jim 14th December 2018 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Firestone (Post 12535069)
And we have a winner (although only an acting winner):

"Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff,"

Trump on Twitter

"I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! John will be staying until the end of the year. He is a GREAT PATRIOT and I want to personally thank him for his service!" Trump tweeted.

Two whole weeks.

dudalb 14th December 2018 04:34 PM

I think Mulviney takes over..temporarily...when Kelly leaves in two weeks.
I guess this means the search goes on for someon willing to take the job on a permanent basic.
But with Donnie, who knows>

Trebuchet 14th December 2018 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Firestone (Post 12535069)
And we have a winner (although only an acting winner):

"Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff,"

Trump on Twitter

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jungle Jim (Post 12535071)
"I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! John will be staying until the end of the year. He is a GREAT PATRIOT and I want to personally thank him for his service!" Trump tweeted.

Two whole weeks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12535115)
I think Mulviney takes over..temporarily...when Kelly leaves in two weeks.
I guess this means the search goes on for someon willing to take the job on a permanent basic.
But with Donnie, who knows>

Which, of course, creates another vacancy. When all you can do is shuffle people around, you aren't getting the problem solved.

Trebuchet 14th December 2018 07:22 PM

Hey, Large Canine, here's some Popehat for you!

quadraginta 15th December 2018 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12535197)
Which, of course, creates another vacancy. When all you can do is shuffle people around, you aren't getting the problem solved.


Nobody in Trump's sphere of influence gives a hoot about managing or budgeting, so he won't be missed from that spot.

The Great Zaganza 15th December 2018 12:54 AM

Given that Kelly wouldn't give Kushner the time of day, this might be a way to transition from one to the other via an interim CoS.

Stacko 15th December 2018 07:17 AM

Scoop: Ryan Zinke has notified the White House he intends to step down as interior secretary.

Concern about legal costs and scrutiny of his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest were factors in Zinke’s decision, I’m told.

Plan is to announce Wednesday.
6:00 AM - 15 Dec 2018

fuelair 15th December 2018 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12530498)
Why can't Donnie do what he has done for many ambassadorships and departmental heads: Don't bother filling the position at all. He takes zero notice of his CoS anyway - it's just a whipping-boy position for him, or perhaps her thinks it's a personal coffee-fetcher. Anyway, it's clear Donny doesn't actually want a CoS at all. Perhaps one of the table lamps in the Oval could be promoted??

https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-conten...ce-couches.jpg

I am quite sure her does!!!!

fuelair 15th December 2018 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jungle Jim (Post 12535071)
"I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! John will be staying until the end of the year. He is a GREAT PATRIOT and I want to personally thank him for his service!" Trump tweeted.

Two whole weeks.

I think the quoted above misspelled GRATE...……..:jaw-dropp:jaw-dropp:jaw-dropp

twice!!!!!!!

KDLarsen 15th December 2018 09:32 AM

Trump managed to keep it to himself for all of a few minutes, tweeting that Zinke will "be leaving the administration at the end of the year after having served for a period of almost two years".

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...44491588022272

Norman Alexander 15th December 2018 12:57 PM

OK, who had Ryan Zinke in the deadpool? Congratulations! Your just won the $136,000 door prize!

Stacyhs 15th December 2018 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12530498)
Anyway, it's clear Donny doesn't actually want a CoS at all. Perhaps one of the table lamps in the Oval could be promoted??

https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-conten...ce-couches.jpg

Donnie says of his new Chief of Staff:

Leg Lamp is a hell of a lamp! She'll do a TERRIFIC job. I've known her a long time. She's very bright and upstanding! Nothing shady about her for the Dems and FAKE NEWS to attack! They won't have a leg to stand on!
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...57de82562d.png

Trebuchet 15th December 2018 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 12535738)
Donnie says of his new Chief of Staff:

Leg Lamp is a hell of a lamp! She'll do a TERRIFIC job. I've known her a long time. She's very bright and upstanding! Nothing shady about her for the Dems and FAKE NEWS to attack! They won't have a leg to stand on!
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...57de82562d.png

Fake news! He's not groping the lamp.

varwoche 16th December 2018 08:06 AM

Trump's palpable desperation to name a new Chief of Staff is underscored, in surreal manner, by Mulvaney's insisting on "interim" title, and by Mulvaney on record calling Trump a "terrible human being".

While I can't prove it, I brim with confidence when I speculate that no POTUS has ever appointed a COS who is on record calling that POTUS a terrible human being.

quadraginta 16th December 2018 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by varwoche (Post 12536179)
Trump's palpable desperation to name a new Chief of Staff is underscored, in surreal manner, by Mulvaney's insisting on "interim" title, and by Mulvaney on record calling Trump a "terrible human being".

While I can't prove it, I brim with confidence when I speculate that no POTUS has ever appointed a COS who is on record calling that POTUS a terrible human being.


Another First for Trump!

He just keeps racking 'em up. It's astounding.

varwoche 16th December 2018 08:45 AM

<cultist> It shows how thick-skinned he is. Open-minded to other opinions. </cultist>

Lurch 16th December 2018 10:11 AM

This Mulvaney business demonstrates in the starkest terms Trump's desperation to appoint as COS *any sentient creature* not requiring to be Shanghai'd in order to paper over the debacle surrounding Pence's boy.

alfaniner 16th December 2018 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by varwoche (Post 12536207)
<cultist> It shows how thick-skinned he is. Open-minded to other opinions. </cultist>

Some pundit supporter on CNN this morning said that The PDJT had a thick skin. The rest of the panel nearly laughed him off the set.


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