I first used the word technocrats…
That isn’t quite right….
As Axios points out….
They are are people who know their fields and are being hired to fix the damage done by 4 years of Trump’s political focus, instead of governmental operating goals…..
The names leaking out for the White House staff and cabinet postions are NOT well known media names…
These people have be the grunts working for Joe Biden and Barack Obama behind the scene’s….
They should have little problems being confirmed and will be experienced enough to work with the carrier people in the government that Trump & Co. worked to bend away from what they were supposed to be doing within the law for the country as a whole….
The most remarkable part of President-elect Biden’s campaign and early picks for positions of true power is the unremarkable — and predictable — nature of his big moves.
Why it matters: Biden is obsessed with bringing stability and conventional sanity back to governance. “He is approaching this — in part — like an experienced mechanic intent on repairing something that’s been badly broken,” said one source familiar with the president-elect’s thinking.
The picks — including Tony Blinken for secretary of state, which leaked last night and is to be announced tomorrow — fit with Biden’s penchant for sticking to comfort foods when it comes to people, policies and political techniques.
- “He knows everybody. But these are the people he really knows, and he’s going with ’em,” a former Obama-Biden official told Axios.
- The official said: “Biden wants process. Trump was the anti-process guy. Their idea is that process is their friend.”
The big picture: All modern White Houses are oligarchies — authentic power is held by just a few. So pay closest attention to the chosen few who are inserted into the real inner circle.
Blinken was national security adviser to Biden when he was V.P., before becoming President Obama’s principal deputy national security adviser, then deputy secretary of state.
Other longtime Biden hands on the new White House team:
- Senior adviser Mike Donilon has been an adviser and consultant to Biden since 1981.
- Chief of staff Ron Klain, who first worked for Sen. Joe Biden in the late ’80s, was later Biden’s chief of staff as vice president, then White House Ebola response coordinator…..
The announcement of these people will accurate the movement of ‘juice’ from the Trump people to the Biden. people….
Phone calls and direction will be increasingly seeded form the incoming people…
Joe Biden IS transitioning things from the Trump admin…..