It has come to my attention that Mick Mulvaney has reached out to many of you this morning in an attempt to exercise certain duties of Acting Director of the CFPB.
Please disregard any instructions you receive from Mr. Mulvaney in his presumed capacity as acting director. I am the Acting Director. Hey, why not? Given that Trump had no legal authority to make the appointment, I figure that I have as much right to the job as Mick Mulvaney does...
I will begin sending out my agenda as soon as I can find a key to the office. Also, I want to clear up any confusion about the job with Leandra English, who by law is to be the actual Acting Director. But since the title is the person "acting" in charge, that's where some uncertainty exists because I can "act" like I'm in charge, too.
Besides, I also brought a box of doughnuts to the office, just like Mick Mulvaney did, so that should count for a lot, too. To be clear, I ate them all before arriving, but I did bring them, and I brought a bigger box.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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