Deep Thoughts 0
Kyle Whitmire finds value in the so-called and grossly misnomered “deep state.” A nugget:
When bright and ambitious new elected leaders show up at city hall, or the county courthouse or Capitol Hill, this bloated beast (the bureaucracy–ed.) makes a comfortable place for those naive neophytes and tolerates their theatrics, at least until they start giving orders.
That’s when the intractable bureaucrats dig in.
But there’s an upside to this collective recalcitrance, too.
When the lunatics show up, with their department heads, cabinet leaders and other assorted sycophants — that’s when bureaucracy saves us from ourselves. When our political parties turn into religious cults, the bureaucracy doesn’t care. It just keeps doing what it’s always done.