While I’m away on vacation, a number of bold readers have agreed to fill in some blanks by doing a guest column. Today’s is by federal benefits expert John Elliot whose career took him from a Defense agency in Chicago to assignments here in D.C. with OPM, Interior, Customs and DEA. So he’s been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Here’s his offering which he’s headlined: Trumped!
“This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality: you’re on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable. .. .Go as far as you like on this road. Its limits are only those of mind itself. Ladies and Gentlemen, you’re entering the wondrous dimension of imagination. … Next stop The Twilight Zone.”
― Rod Serling
I would think by now many federal employees have started pondering the impact of a President Donald Trump on their lives and general well-being. Imagine if you will who some key officials might be in the next administration. Take for example the State Department. I’m thinking Miss Universe could well be a candidate for Secretary of State. Reaction to this choice around the globe would probably be mixed, but here’s one possible reaction: Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister: “Not bad! At least I won’t have to look across that table at Kerry anymore, such a long face all the time, so depressing. And I think I remember her saying somewhere that she’s for world peace. Very charming!”