But if you kept reading..."But few have the stature and the ability to step outside traditional White House protocol of Ms. Jarrett."To some extent, Ms. Jarrett is part of a White House tradition. Bill Clinton brought along his fellow Arkansan Bruce Lindsey as his Mr. Fix-It. Mr. Bush had his Texas confidantes, Karen Hughes and Harriet Miers.
Upon further reading..."She is the only staff member who regularly follows the president home from the West Wing...and when the Obamas take an out-of-town break, she often goes along."
And, of course, you must have missed the part where Obama’s two chiefs of staff, Rahm Emanuel and Mr. Daley, clash with Ms. Jarrett over strategic direction and over who has "greater authority to interpret and carry out the president’s wishes."
When a confidente "clashes with chiefs of staff" over a president's "strategic decisions" and "who has the greater authority"...there's something rotten in Denmark.
This is not the norm for any former president's confidentes.
So, again I say to you, knowledge is power.