President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris today announced new members of the White House staff who will serve in senior communications roles.
For the first time in history, these communications roles will be filled entirely by women.https://t.co/SjWAWJg941
— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) November 29, 2020
VP-elect Harris will also receive the PDB tomorrow, per transition guidance.
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) November 30, 2020
All I can think of is all the abuse women journalists have suffered under Trump and how that'll be a thing of the past. https://t.co/Mkp2akMUxg
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) November 29, 2020
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 29, 2020
Bonus round: NEERA TANDEN!
Joe Biden set to tap Neera Tanden to run the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Tanden runs the largest progressive org in the country (Center for American Progress); is smart and tenacious; and takes no shit from weak men threatened by strong women.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) November 29, 2020
Congratulations to my friend, @neeratanden on her nomination as OMB Director! I worked for OMB in grad school, evaluating grantees of the Telecommunications & Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP). Very proud of her & sad for @amprog. But mostly very proud of her.
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) November 29, 2020
It will take your breath away how quickly the Party of Trump becomes fanatical about civility, conflicts of interest, and the budget deficit https://t.co/WhESA4PWfU
— Matthew Yglesias ?? (@mattyglesias) November 30, 2020
In all seriousness, various Twitter beefs have the left mad at @neeratanden but she’s exactly what’s needed at OMB: Clear-eyed about the nature and purpose of hypocritical deficit games and the need to do what’s possible to prioritize recovery over austerity.
— Matthew Yglesias ? (@mattyglesias) November 29, 2020
The wailing & rending of garments among the GOP Death Cultists and the Cosplay Socialists, as pipelined by Very Serious NYTimes anklebiter Ken Vogel, is absolutely schadenfreudelicious, in a very boutique way. Query: Should I share some of the more amusing snippets in a late-night thread later, or nah?
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) November 29, 2020