Want to make sure you have the opportunity to check out today’s piece by Glenn Thrush in Politico about David Plouffe, the new senior White House adviser.
Plouffe is described as a kind of Rahm in Reverse, harboring the former chief of staff’s intensity but channeling it into a low key, highly organized disposition.
Plouffe, in Thrush’s telling, is bringing a new sense of order and message discipline to the White House. He may put the “openness White House” nonsense on the shelf for good: Plouffe privately refers to the press as “the Jackals.”
Thrush says Plouffe is working well with Chief of Staff William Daley, another no-nonsense type who was tapped to provide adult supervision to the West Wing Playground.