It will be fascinating to watch these two powerful, experienced leaders forge a unique working relationship.
I predict the White House will become more orderly and disciplined – with clear lines of authority, serious planning and strong teamwork.
The person who may benefit most from this change is President Trump. He has worked with many smart, successful people in his remarkable career, but he has never worked this closely with someone as used to command, organization and dignified insistence on teamwork as Secretary Kelly.
If these two powerful leaders truly become a team, the Trump presidency will become one of the most effective in our history.