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  1. kedavis Member

    I’m all in favor of people voting for Kanye West, if they were otherwise going to vote for Biden.

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    • October 29, 2020, at 1:22 PM PDT
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  2. big spaniel Member

    Sorry, but I have to disagree with Jim and Greg about Miles Taylor. Chiefs of Staff are extremely important, and also extremely knowledgable, because everything from the head guy and to the head guy goes through the Chief of Staff. He is the gatekeeper. It is definitely a process job rather than a policy job, but the Chief of Staff has to understand the policy of his own agency as well as the policies of others. In a process where knowledge is power, knowledge of the policy as well as knowledge of the bureaucracy, the Chief of Staff is key. The Chief of Staff is going to know as much — if not more– as his principal officer. And it’s understandable that any Chief of Staff is going to have distain for the dysfunctional way Trump has run things for four years. It’s amazing more serious people haven’t bailed on him more quickly.

     

     

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    • October 29, 2020, at 1:33 PM PDT
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  3. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Damn there was a Borat ad to start the podcast.

    Actually make that 2 Borat ads. the middle ad break went to Borat as well.

    The one thing about the Anonymous author being revealed – he’s still anonymous.

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    • October 29, 2020, at 2:10 PM PDT
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  4. kedavis Member

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Damn there was a Borat ad to start the podcast.

    It seems incredible that anyone could still be fooled by that/him. But I guess he’s not usually doing it himself any more.

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    • October 29, 2020, at 2:11 PM PDT
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  5. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Damn there was a Borat ad to start the podcast.

    It seems incredible that anyone could still be fooled by that/him. But I guess he’s not usually doing it himself any more.

    I would like to see him jump into the room on someone with a security detail… I wonder who would riot if Borat got shot.

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    • October 29, 2020, at 2:40 PM PDT
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  6. WilliamDean Coolidge

    big spaniel (View Comment):

    Sorry, but I have to disagree with Jim and Greg about Miles Taylor. Chiefs of Staff are extremely important, and also extremely knowledgable, because everything from the head guy and to the head guy goes through the Chief of Staff. He is the gatekeeper….

    He wasn’t Chief of Staff at the time, he was Deputy. Which means he was the assistant to the assistant of a department head. Which means he likely didn’t have access to see squat.

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    • October 29, 2020, at 3:11 PM PDT
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  7. Miffed White Male Member
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    WilliamDean (View Comment):

    big spaniel (View Comment):

    Sorry, but I have to disagree with Jim and Greg about Miles Taylor. Chiefs of Staff are extremely important, and also extremely knowledgable, because everything from the head guy and to the head guy goes through the Chief of Staff. He is the gatekeeper….

    He wasn’t Chief of Staff at the time, he was Deputy. Which means he was the assistant to the assistant of a department head. Which means he likely didn’t have access to see squat.

    “assistant to the traveling secretary”.

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    • October 29, 2020, at 3:50 PM PDT
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  8. Arahant Member

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Damn there was a Borat ad to start the podcast.

    Actually make that 2 Borat ads. the middle ad break went to Borat as well.

    Oh, you get all the good ads.

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    • October 29, 2020, at 11:18 PM PDT
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  9. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):
    But I guess he’s not usually doing it himself any more.

    No, he’s doing it. Fat suit and red hair and beard to disguise himself.

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    • October 29, 2020, at 11:19 PM PDT
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  10. kedavis Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):
    But I guess he’s not usually doing it himself any more.

    No, he’s doing it. Fat suit and red hair and beard to disguise himself.

    But wasn’t his usual schtick to get someone to do something embarrassing and/or illegal, on camera? Why would people do that in front of Santa?

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    • October 29, 2020, at 11:22 PM PDT
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