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Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Doomsday Clock ticks closer to midnight....


Whaddya mean a tweet doesn't count as an inaugural address?

The PEOTUS has time for this:


And this:



But not for this:

We're two days away from having a new president. But we're apparently a lot longer than that from having a Trump administration with even a minimally functional ability to govern.
...
Overall, out of 690 positions requiring Senate confirmation tracked by the Washington Post and Partnership for Public Service, Trump has come up with only 28 people so far.

The Atlantic's Russell Berman had a good story two weeks ago about how far behind Trump was. Since then? If anything, it's getting worse -- he's added only two of those 28 since Jan. 5. As Berman reported, the Partnership for Public Service suggested a president should have "100 Senate-confirmed appointees in place on or around Inauguration Day." At this pace, he won't have 100 nominees by the end of February, let alone having them confirmed and hard at work.
So what?  Trump won't start to work until next Monday, anyway.  What could go wrong?  Besides, I'm sure he'll keep tweeting to tell us how the press is telling lies about him.

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