Turnover? Yes. A shake-up? Not really.
As Anne Kornblut and Scott Wilson note, there's less to the turnover in the White House than meets the eye. CEA Chair Christina Romer was replaced by CEA member Austen Goolsbee. OMB director Peter Orszag was replaced by former OMB director and then-State Department deputy Jack Lew. The leading candidates to replace Rahm Emanuel, assuming he leaves, are internal wise men such as Pete Rouse and Phil Schiliro. National Security Adviser Jim Jones will probably be replaced by Deputy National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon. The exception is Larry Summers, who is likely -- though not certain -- to be replaced by someone outside the administration.
So you're seeing people leave, certainly. But they're being replaced by the people right beneath them on the organizational chart. That suggests that this is more about burnout than new directions.
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