FOWC with Fandango — Turnover

FOWCWelcome to April 15, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “turnover.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

The Fish Rots from the Head Down

Fish RotsThe old adage, “The Fish Rots from the Head Down,” refers to failing organizations and how the blame of it should be on its “head” that is its leadership.

We have a clear example of this in the Presidency of the United States. The churn in the White House since Donald Trump assumed the presidency has been unprecedented. High turnover has become synonymous with President Trump’s White House.

He has lost a handful of Cabinet members, from Secretary of State to Secretary of Health and Human Services and head of the Veterans Administration. Others, due to misuse of federal funds and various questionable decisions and misdeeds, are on the bubble.

He had also lost two National Security Advisers, one Chief of Staff, one Press Secretary, and two Communications Directors. He fired the acting Attorney General (Sally Yates), his FBI Director (Comey) and the Deputy FBI Director (McCabe).

Advisors like Sebastian Gorka and Steve Bannon are gone. So are close advisors to the President, like White House staff secretary Rob Porter and Trump’s personal assistant John McEntee.

This churn of senior-level individuals in the Trump administration is just another sign of the chaos and instability that surrounds the man who sits in the Oval Office.

Yes, something about the Trump administration really stinks. But as they say, the fish rots from the head down.

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “churn.”