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Exciting bureaucracy blogging!

Blogging about the Obama administration's relationship with the federal workforce isn't the way to haul in the links (and when you get the links, you get the power, and when you get the power, you get the women, and so forth), but it's important stuff. A government that has good priorities but bad personnel and bad management of that bad personnel isn't going to accomplish much.

Happily, that doesn't seem to be the case with the Obama administration. Cisco pulled together a team of independent evaluators from the private and public sectors and they think the Obama White House is not only doing pretty well, but is also on an upward trajectory. They don't, however, link to this video, making their report far less enjoyable than it could otherwise be:

OMB Pedometer Challenge from White House on Vimeo.

Joe Davidson has more.

By Ezra Klein  |  January 14, 2010; 4:31 PM ET
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You need to stop thinking of women as things to get for men who are clever and powerful. After all, a lot of women are working on this stuff, and no one says: and when you get the links, you get the power, and when you get the power, you get the men, and so forth.

Women, Ezra, are not booty, rewards, or items to be won.

Thanks a lot.

Posted by: carolcarre | January 14, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Carolcarre, it's a Scarface quote and, for me, a Simpsons quote.

Posted by: MosBen | January 14, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or do they lose more and more of the walkers as the video goes on? When they start they have a whole bunch of people, and by the time they leave the farmer's market there are only three, including Orszag.

Maybe it's cause he's only buying apples and decided to leave the rest of the team behind as they contemplated the choice of kale versus collard greens.

Posted by: batemand | January 14, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Is a man who fathered three children and is not bothering to live with a one of them to raise them , who gets engaged to a woman days after another one gives birth to his illegitimate child a fit star for a video on how to live your life? I guess so, by your lights. He definitely got the power and then the women. And the fate of the children? Well, who cares?

Posted by: truck1 | January 15, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse

This post made me unreasonably happy. In spite of Orszag's personal issues.

(And agreed with carolcarre on the woman thing in spite of the Scarface factor.)

Posted by: slag | January 15, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

"Issues"? He's a slimeball. And yet another example of the double standard operating today.

Posted by: truck1 | January 15, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

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