Capitol Riot: Well Past Its Sell By Date
March 3, 2021
"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," Rahm Emanuel said in November 2008, shortly before becoming White House Chief of Staff in the Obama administration. Left unsaid: Even if you have to make something into a "serious crisis," molehill-to-mountain style.
There are plenty of real crises. There's almost always something important that's going wrong. But real crises are difficult to exploit. Getting important things done well is hard work, and who deserves credit isn't always obvious. Political grandstanding is easier, leading to what I call the Dairy Farm strategy of crisis exploi...