Usually I don’t go public with my busy and exciting social schedule. It would be a cruel thing to do.
I mean why make you guys in Fargo or Nashville envy my Inside-the-Beltway jet-set lifestyle (i.e. put out trash, get suet for bird-feeder, rotate tires, replace ant traps, buy new pair of socks) for no good reason. That would be cruel. But…
Tonight I’m dining with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and more than 70 of the world’s best career federal civil servants. My first thought was to do it at my house, maybe in the backyard. But the folks at the Senior Executives Association said they were going, for the 25th year in a row, to stick with the State Department for this black tie affair. Whatever.
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Anyhow the point is to honor the 2009 winners of the Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards. Trust me it’s a very, very big deal.
These men and women work alongside many of you. And they have done the bureaucratic equivalent of moved mountains and walked on water. I’d list them here but in so doing I would break an embargo set by the Senior Executive Association which controls the highly-sought-after tickets to this event.
But although we can’t publish the award winners names until Friday, we can tell you what some of them did. Check it out and be proud. These are people you work with, for, or who report to you. Although they don’t make the big bucks, this has gotta be more rewarding than being with Enron or Goldman Sachs.
Here, according to SEA President Carol A. Bonosaro, is what some of them will be honored for:
Other than that…
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Nearly Useless Factoid
by Suzanne Kubota
IRS Jon in Denver forwards this gem about child support law from Thomson Reuters: “…no child, no matter how wealthy the parents, needs to be provided more than three ponies, and this is referred to as the ‘three pony rule.’ Downing v. Downing, 45 S.W.3d 449 (Ky. Ct. App. 2001)”
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