By Jim Geraghty
The spellbinding mock historical past of the dep. of Agriculture's so much secretive and very important agency
The little-known USDA employer of Invasive Species -- based by way of President and humble peanut farmer Jimmy Carter -- want to reassure you that they rank one of the best and low cost places of work in the sprawling federal paperwork. for many years, lower than Administrative Director Adam Humphrey and his "strategic disengagement" technique, the service provider has epitomized vigilance opposed to the transparent and current chance of noxious weeds. Humphrey's list of victorious inertia faces basically stumbling blocks. the 1st is fact; the second one is the loud critic who dares to query the magic at the back of the Agency's good fortune: Nicholas Bader. previously often called President Reagan's "bloody correct hand," Bader is on an obsessive quest to trim the fats from the federal funds.
Full of oddball characters who make clear the day-by-day operations of Beltway minions, THE WEED enterprise showcasesa global during which federal budgets balloon each year, the place a profession will be outfitted upon the ability of rationalizing astronomical expenditures, and the place the note 'accountability' sends roars of laughter via DC workplace structures. That's lifestyles contained in the federal corporation of Invasive Species... and it can sound suspiciously just like your truth.
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The Weed Agency: A Comic Tale of Federal Bureaucracy Without Limits by Jim Geraghty