with the pick of Harriet Miers and personal experience with some of the more elite branches of government, i have concluded that the main ineptitude of the American bureaucracy is the dependency on hierarchy and the overwhelming syphocancy. also, people fall asleep during meetings between top officials at intelligence agencies (videos coming sometime)
also, a conversation between two government employees on an early friday afternoon:
1: can’t let the boy see me playing hooky from work
2: haha you at work?
1: are you?