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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Almost every company or organization needs an independent Dr. No
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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One of my pipe dreams in recent years is to hire myself out as an independent consultant under the name of Dr. No.

You see, the problem in most organizations of appreciable size is that the internal office politics militate against devil’s advocacy. Most insiders don’t have the guts to say certain ideas are bad. Bosses are often surrounded by “yes” men (or women) who dare not utter a discouraging word about whatever proposal is on the table.

There would be several distinct advantages in recruiting a Dr. No like me. For example, I’m only going to deal with the ...

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