Yet I say to my fellow Republicans: few things could better advance the cause of American conservatism than putting Neera Tanden in charge of OMB. Her track record as a manager, her deep obsession with the media echo chamber, her enthusiasm for conspiracy theories, and her eagerness to chase shiny objects all prove the case. Republicans should want Tanden helming the Biden administration’s regulatory process…

A media creature and a fundraiser, Tanden is easily distracted. She habitually rage-tweets, often at all hours of the night, selecting her targets with the precision of a blindfolded drunk throwing darts. She routinely antagonizes the left wing of the Democratic party, attacks the character of the Republican senators whose votes she will need to be confirmed, and chases momentary fixations as a matter of course.

Her judgment is also poor. A full-on Russiagate Truther, Tanden has pushed some truly deranged Trump conspiracies, including but not limited to the Steele Report. And she has done it all in public view, tweeting and retweeting incessantly. Good OMB directors work diligently with their heads down. Tanden keeps hers squarely above the ramparts.