Mack McLarty

White House chiefs of staff: Campaigning isn’t governing

Two former White House chiefs of staff discussed the challenges of living in a campaign bubble and the realities of running a government at SMU Sept. 18.

Andrew Card and Mack McLarty, former chiefs of staff to George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, talked about the importance of a president reaching out to political opponents and finding “the courage to be lonely” when striving to act in the best interests of the nation. The Chiefs of Staff Summit was organized by the University’s Tower Center for Political Studies.

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Tower Center hosts White House Chief of Staff Summit Sept. 18

Former White House Chiefs of Staff Andrew Card and Mack McLarty will discuss the challenges facing the next President at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Education Center. The summit is hosted by SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies.

McLarty and Card helped usher in the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations and will share their observations until 7:15 p.m. The summit will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the entire University community. For more information, contact the Tower Center at 8-3665.