The PJ Tatler

Smart power: WH having to mend fences with its own Cabinet now

Buried deep down in the fairly tedious story, is this nugget:

Part of the problem, people on both sides said, has been an abundance of issue specialists – the “czars” – who manage matters on the environment and the economy within the West Wing. “The White House loops people out. The czars keep people from getting in,” said one senior Democratic official who has fielded such complaints from three agency heads. “The level of frustration is pretty high.”

That was a feature of the czars, not a bug.