Though Kamala’s staffers are fleeing like rats from a sinking ship and hogging all the media attention about Democrats fleeing Team Brandon, it’s not just her office that is struggling to retain staff as the popularity of the administration plumments and more of its internal scandals and workings come to light.
In fact, one of Biden’s most important team members (from a hierarcy position, at least), his top science adviser, Eric Lander, just resigned over reports of him “bullying” subordinates. As the Daily Caller reported:
Serving as the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), a two-month investigation found that Lander was disrespectful towards staff and spoke to women colleagues “in a demeaning or abrasive way” in public settings, White House deputy director of management and administration for personnel Christian Peele said in a 20-minute briefing outlining the investigation.
In other words, Lander was sometimes a jerk to staff and the coddled Democrats in the Biden Administration couldn’t handle it and complained to Politico that Lander wasn’t pampering them like they were in some leftist college.
Earlier today, Psaki was reminded of Biden’s promise to fire anyone who treated another colleague with disrespect. The press secretary, at the time, said an investigation into Lander’s actions had been conducted and he’d be “monitored for compliance.”
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) February 8, 2022
Writing an apology letter to Biden, Lander said:
“I am devastated that I caused hurt to past and present colleagues by the way in which I have spoken to them. We have assembled the most amazing set of people at OSTP, and we have together set out the most ambitious goals that this agency has ever attempted. I have sought to push myself and my colleagues to reach our shared goals — including at times challenging and criticizing.
But it is clear that things I said, and the way I said them, crossed the line at times into being disrespectful and demeaning, to both men and women. That was never my intention. Nonetheless, it is my fault and my responsibility. I will take this lesson forward. I believe it is not possible to continue effectively in my role, and the work of this office is far too important to be hindered.”
As with Rogan, he shouldn’t have apologized. “Bullying” doesn’t exist in the case of a boss in a high pressure office telling staff what to do. Just ask investment bankers. Lander should have just said he was acting in the best interests of the administration by pushing the staffers to their limit and that they crybabies could quit if they so desired.
Then at least the administration would have had to face the choice of keeping a dedicated but difficult top adviser or a few whining and self-righteous staffers.
The work environements people complain about now are the ones that would have seemed soft and cushy 40 years ago, in the time of American glory. Success is forged in the fire of adversity and asshole bosses are just a part of that. People like those that complained need to be adults and get over their self-righteousness.
Lander may or may not be a good person and may or may not have been doing a good job. But he should be judged based on how he performed, not on how anonymous staffers complaining to Politico feel about him. That used to be common-sense, back when America was great.
This story syndicated with permission from Gen Z Conservative