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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Management Style

Those (me among them, I must confess) who have shifted much of their online reading to a rather heavily political diet over the last couple months may have heard that Hillary Clinton recently fired her campaign manager. An article by Joshua Green in The Atlantic gives a peek inside the Clinton campaign, and how this firing has been eight years in the offing.
Rather than punish Solis Doyle or raise questions about her fitness to lead, Clinton chose her to manage the presidential campaign for reasons that should now be obvious: above all, Clinton prizes loyalty and discipline, and Solis Doyle demonstrated both traits, if little else. This suggests to me that for all the emphasis Clinton has placed on executive leadership in this campaign, her own approach is a lot closer to the current president’s than her supporters might like to admit.
What's interesting to me is what one gleans from the article about the management style and general employee quality that apparently has reigned in "Hillaryland" (apparently a term coined and used by Hillary insiders) from her staff as First Lady starting in 1992 through the present.

And call me a babe in the woods, by why exactly does our government need to fund a staff for the First Lady, other than some cleaning help for the White House and perhaps (at the very most) a secretary to schedule events?

1 comment:

Kyle Cupp said...

The planning and preparation stages have been long.