November 13, 2016

Donald Trump has named his Chief of Staff, multiple news outlets are reporting. It was a close race between former RNC chair, Reince Priebus, and racist white nationalist head of Breitbart, Steven Bannon. Big money was on Bannon, who had served as head of Donald Trump's campaign in recent months.

Considering Trump's promise to "Drain the Swamp" by hiring from outside of the DC elite, it seemed logical that he would pick Bannon. The potential of a truly hateful and racist human serving that closely to Trump is most American's worst nightmare (and the alt-rights best wet dream).

Thank goodness it appears Trump has decided to pick a more solid, non-racist, moderate conservative to be his Chief of Staff. Don't get me wrong, I am not a huge fan of Reince Priebus...but if I had to choose between him and Bannon, he wins, hands down.

Priebus knows how to play the DC game, he can get along with both sides of aisle without offending anyone, he cares about how our country does and sees past his own personal political and financial success.

Phew.

UPDATE: (Karoli)

Steve Bannon has been named chief strategist and special counsel, as Karl Rove was to Bush.

Pay attention to Charlie Pierce:

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