Friday, July 07, 2017
The Importance of the Bureaucracy
Vox says the White House failed timely to book a Hamburg hotel. Just a reminder that smooth operations depend on lots of people doing their bit, people called bureaucrats. We don't know where the breakdown was. I could imagine someone being turned off by Trump and not taking the initiative to remind the chain of command that booking a hotel was necessary. I could imagine a vacancy in the usual chain of command for travel arrangements, perhaps a failure of liaison between the White House and State. I could imagine a Trump appointee in the White House just not knowing, not having been informed, or forgetting to book a hotel, just because it's their first time and the Harshaw Rule is: Never do things right the first time.