I yield to no one in my antipathy to government, but not everyone who's on the federal payroll is a boob, a time-server, a politically motivated malcontent or principal leak supplier to the New York Times. Suppose you're a savvy mid-level guy in Washington, you've just noticed a pattern, you think there might be something in it. But it requires enormous will to talk your bosses into agreeing to investigate further, and everyone up the chain is thinking, gee, if this gets out, will Pat Leahy haul me before the Senate and kill my promotion prospects? There was a lot of that before 9/11, and thousands died.
Monday, May 15, 2006
Steyn on Dots
We're arguing over phone records, and Mark Steyn is worried about dots--connecting them, not being allowed to connect them, color-coordinating them, etc. Money 'graph:
Posted by Tom at 7:56 AM