Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
I don't pay a lot of attention to Los Angeles city politics, but I was intrigued by Jim Newton's rundown of the three main contenders for the mayoralty and their likely choices for chief of staff:
Greuel's chief deputy controller is Claire Bartels, a veteran of City Hall....Bartels' counterpart in Garcetti's camp is Ana Guerrero, the daughter of migrant farmworkers and a seasoned community organizer....Perry employs a chief of staff who is a former critical-care nurse, Kathy Godfrey.
All women. Interesting. There's never been a woman as chief of staff in the White House, has there? Let's check. Nope. Not a one. Along with treasury secretary and defense secretary, I guess this is the final frontier for the glass ceiling in DC.