Inside the Oval Office of the White House, February 2008.

Inside the Oval Office of the White House, February 2008.

What would you do on your first week in the White House if you were president? Would you immediately set out your agenda and get to work on policy? Or maybe stake out the nearest bathrooms, water the plants and ask for a retake of the photo on your I.D. badge at security?

We want to know what incoming presidents and their staffs imagine they will do in their early days on the job, and the unforeseen realities of working in the White House.

Guests

  • Mary Kate Cary Senior fellow at the University of Virginia Miller Center and a former White House speechwriter.
  • Paul Orzulak West Wing Writers founding partner and a former White House speechwriter.
  • Lara Brown Political scientist and associate professor, Graduate School of Political Management, The George Washington University; author, “Jockeying for the American Presidency: The Political Opportunism of Aspirants.”

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