The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to (OMP). Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be staffed by former business executives and is designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington, float above the daily political grind and create a lasting legacy for a president still searching for signature achievements.
The office will also focus on combating opioid abuse, a regular emphasis for (OMP) on the campaign trail. The president later this week plans to announce an official drug commission devoted to the problem that will be chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R). He has been working informally on the issue for several weeks with Kushner, despite reported tension between the two.
No, I’m not going to blast Kushner sitting in the WH doin’ “stuff.” That’s such an overtly screwed up idea it needs no explanation.
What I do find amusingly terrifying is the idea of Chris Christie charge of well…anything, much less a drug commission. That’s as stupid as installing Jeff Sessions as Attorney General; the outcome is sure to be FUBAR’d.
What’s Christie plan – having opioid users stop
eating taking meds from their parents’ medicine cabinets? Yeah, that will work.
Exactly as well as Nancy’s infamous “just say no.” 1
But this White House has no intention of making these departments/agencies/commissions work. It’s all just kabuki for the masses.