It appears that, dozens of reports to the contrary notwithstanding, the old man wasn't all that miffed about the Aspen ski trip as the non-repeal-and-non-replace health care bill faltered. Kushner's portfolio has done nothing but expand.
There was the weekend trip to Iraq with the Joint Chiefs of Staff chair. Three's the assignment to be The Guy Who Finally Brokers Peace Between Israel and the Palestinians. He's been assigned another time-worn chestnut as well - making government operate efficiently like a business! How many administrations have tried to push that rock up the hill?
Like his wife, he comes from a family of real-estate developers going back to his grandfather. In 2007, he set a record for the most expensive property purchase in US history, plunking down $1.8 billion for 666 Fifth Avenue.
The family's not without scandal. His father, Charles Kushner, spent two years in federal prison on charges of tax evasion, witness tampering and illegally donating to political campaigns. (The prosecutor was Chris Christie. Could there be anything to the timing by which Christie was eased out of the Trump circle as Jared was given his high profile?)
But it's the hints of left-of-center leanings that unsettle me - that and the fact that DJT sometimes heeds his input:
What is going to happen now that new EPA head Scott Pruitt as well as new Energy Secretary Rick Perry are taking decisive measures to move environmental policy away from the fiction of a climate in some kind of trouble due to human activity?
Quite obviously, not everyone in this new administration is on the same page about everything. The question is, as it all moves forward, who gets to determine the page from which folks are reading?