The obesity and corresponding ungainliness of the federal bureaucracy has been patently manifest throughout my life. Professor Turley's latter-discovery of it bears comparison to Monsieur Jordain's discovery that he was speaking prose.
Professor Turley wonders if "the suggestion that someone, even the president, is in control of today’s governments may be an illusion." But the president is supposed to be in control. And just because someone says he don't know nothin' doesn't mean that's true, especially when that someone is so detailed and self-referential when it comes to anything he claims to have been in charge of.
It's still a good idea to start where the buck is supposed to stop, and to prefer evidence to self-serving testimony.