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When loyalty isn’t enough

Former Fife Symington chief of staff Chris Herstam called Eileen Klein a “superb choice… due to her extensive state capitol experience and her brains.” But Herstam said it’s important to keep the shake-up in perspective. “There’s always a six to nine month settling process in a new gubernatorial administration,” Herstam said, pointing out that Symington had five chiefs of staff in six-and-a-half years.

“People shouldn’t be surprised that an early chief of staff change has taken place,” he said. Herstam said that “first chiefs of staff are often appropriately chosen for loyalty and rapport with the new governor. Often that is not enough for success.”

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