MARK SHIELDS: Thanks to the public partnership, private-public partnership, they keep track of a very interesting number.
And that is the number of Senate-confirmable important positions there are in every administration. There is 554 that the Senate has to confirm that every president appoints. As of this moment, 473 have not been appointed.
JUDY WOODRUFF: Wow [“Shields and Gerson on Georgia Election Pressure, Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News Fall,” PBS NewsHour, 2017.04.21].
Remember last month when Trump purged all the remaining Obama-appointed U.S. Attorneys (except for our Randy Seiler)? As of Tuesday, Trump hadn’t appointed replacements for any of these prosecutors.
The free world is too big and too important for any person to lead single-handedly. Three months in, Donald Trump still hasn’t figured that out.