Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Confirmation of the Washington "Insider" ?

I had linked to an interview with a Washington "Insider" recently. (Here). One of the interesting items in the interview is how distracted Obama seems from the job and the weird meetings with advisers. This insight seems to have some additional confirmation, here.  The relevant portion:
The gist is this: President Obama has become a lone wolf, a stranger to his own government. He talks mostly, and sometimes only, to friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett and to David Axelrod, his political strategist.

Everybody else, including members of his Cabinet, have little face time with him except for brief meetings that serve as photo ops. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner both have complained, according to people who have talked to them, that they are shut out of important decisions.

The president’s workdays are said to end early, often at 4 p.m. He usually has dinner in the family residence with his wife and daughters, then retreats to a private office. One person said he takes a stack of briefing books. Others aren’t sure what he does.

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