The Counterpoint

January 06, 2005

The WaPo profiles the Chief of Staff

Via Patrick Ruffini, I see that the Washington Post (formatted; unformatted) has a great (but loooong) profile of White House Chief of Staff Andy Card. It's a very interesting read, and you will probably be surprised by what you learn. Only a very small amount of the article actually deals with public policy. Instead the focus is on Card's background and how he became one of the most important men in the White House.

Two interesting notes from the article:

* He uses an impressive memory technique that requires him to use practically no paper for his job; everything is stored in his head.

* He was formerly a McDonald's employee and a trash collector. Who says you can't be anything you want to be?

It's five pages long, but it feels like a page and a half. Check it out.


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