Unformatted text preview: bureaucracy) and represent the agency to both the outside world and Congress o Experience- cabinet members tend to be older and more respected, sometimes old friends, while many appointments are based off constituencies (i.e. agriculture), there are also professional cabinet members who are there not so much for their expertise in an area but their expertise in running a large office…white house staff however is much younger and success is tied up in president’s success o Cabinet members are supposed to help run the bureaucracy, but it becomes difficult as professional bureaucrats run things the same way no matter the cabinet members do or who is in the white house o Going native- the heads of the cabinet have become so influenced by their duties and perspective that they drift away from the president’s agenda...
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- Spring '08
- American Politics, President of the United States, cabinet members