By Steven Bucci ~
Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is now the new White House chief of staff.
Known as the gatekeeper to the president, the chief of staff is a powerful but often thankless job. If the president does not have a good chief of staff, the entire administration’s agenda is at risk, as is the ultimate well-being of the nation.
Many pundits are asking, “Yes, John Kelly was a great Marine, but is he up to this very political task?”
The answer is quite simply, “Yes.”
President Donald Trump selected John Kelly to serve as White House chief of staff after serving six months as secretary of homeland security. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters /Newscom)
Having known Kelly since the mid-1990s, I have seen him operate in a variety of circumstances. He has led troops in both combat and in peacetime engagement missions.
I watched him operate as a less…
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