Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Even Ottawa's fiction is dry

I’m sure Ottawa civil servants find this civil service fiction series in the Ottawa Citizen to be riveting stuff. Me, not so much.

E.X. . What's old is new again
The ease of transition from a Once New Government to a Re-elected Once New Government is often a matter of experience

E.X., Citizen Special
Published: Tuesday, November 04, 2008

It was two days after the federal election and GĂ©rald, an Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy in a government department of The System, was thinking about transition, transition from the Once New Government to the Re-elected Once New Government.

I did find this bit amusing though, and apropos for the Stephen Harper “Once New” government:
"Minister, given the lack of policy direction that we can find that specifically affects our department, are there any priority areas you would like us to focus on? What would the government like to accomplish here?"

The Minister paused and said a silent prayer to himself: "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference." He looked at Camille.

"You know," he said, "that's a very good question. Let me call the Prime Minister ..."

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1 comment:

Eugene Forsey Liberal said...

I like that series. It's frighteningly true to life. Frank should have published it (probably couldn't have afforded it)