Monday, December 01, 2008

Cabinet Meetings

Yglesias writes:

Since no modern president actually governs via cabinet meetings...

Obviously George Bush didn't govern via Cabinet meetings; they were just photo ops when he had them. But what about Clinton, Bush I, Reagan, Carter, Ford? I actually have no idea.

More generally, it seems like Bush spent a hell a lot of time wandering around the country giving random talks. As with many things, the press was remarkably incurious about how Bush could pack all of this activity into a day, and still have time to do some important work before turning out the lights at 9pm.