From Reuters :
"The strategy, said a senior administration official, is to "stay focused on what we're trying to accomplish and recognize that some of that is going to take some time to change."
"Doing his job has always been his strongest suit," said one adviser close to the White House. "Let Bush be Bush. Let him lead. It's what Bush does in times like these."
See Season 1 episode "Let Bartlet Be Bartlet".
Also, a list of the salaries earned by real White House employees.
General blog post from Blogcritics.org on the role of fictional presidents and comparing them with the real thing.