Now that the Senate is mostly done with President Biden’s cabinet nominees, it’s in a position to hear his postal board nominees, which is why he nominated them yesterday. There’s a specific timing to all of this.
When the “now now now” crowd begins yelling around about something not happening right this second, their frustration is understandable. But it’s simply not how things work. Doing things with the correct strategy, timing, and in the correct order ensures success – not just flying off the handle.
If Biden had nominated his postal board nominees sooner, they would not have gotten confirmed sooner. Louis DeJoy would not be ousted any sooner. Timing is everything in these kinds of situations. Fortunately, Biden has been playing the political game for long enough to understand precisely how this timing works, and how to make it work to his favor – and it shows.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report