An Exit Toward Soul-Searching - washingtonpost.com This is a great article on the stress that employees of the White House go through on a 24 x 7 basis.
It is an incredibly stressful job. I don't think the American Public realizes how much work these public servants put into their jobs. They are all good people just doing a job.
It will all change over here in just over a year and a new crop of people will go into the grinder. It is sure a thankless job.