Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Politics and work

I'm listening to the roll call vote at the convention and being reminded of that old saying about there being two processes you never want to see up close: sausage-making and politics. Which may be why my back is to the television.

Was involved in an interesting conference call at work today. I've been a tad cynical about the project I'm assigned to. We're doing strategic planning right as administrations are changing, so I had visions of the document being rather a wasted effort. Apparently not. One of the people much higher up the food chain than I am, a fellow who spends a fair amount of time wandering the halls of Congress briefing various senators and representatives on one aspect of this project, says there's a lot of pressure coming from both sides of the aisle. According to him, doesn't matter who's in the White House, this strategic plan will go forward. I'm not sure if that makes me feel better about the work or not. Guess it does add some pressure to make sure nothing too truly stupid or short-sighted sneaks into it.

Update: Well, that was good theater. Nicely staged, although it happened faster than I thought it would.


  1. nice to know your hard work will go for something needed...but then it's politics soooo can you really believe them..? ha

  2. It makes me feel good that something you do might have an impact. Better you than some brainwashed republican brainless Bushie.

    Keep up the good work--make it easy for the new guy to get up to speed.

  3. I agree with your other commenters. I think it is very cool what you do and the possible impact it can have.

    I listened to the roll call on CSPAN radio. I think it really is a sickness we share.

  4. Politics *rolls eyes*

    I'm going camping.


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