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  •  That's all true, but (3+ / 0-)
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    her problem will be solved by dealing with one overworked bureaucrat at a time, diplomatically and firmly.

    Running for Governor can come later...

    I love it that Obama's channeling Harry Truman: "I don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth and they think it's hell!"

    by sillia on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:10:20 PM PST

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    •  LOL! She would make a good governor, but (3+ / 0-)
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      I doubt that she would see herself in that light.

      She is the soul of courtesy. Through all this, she has voiced her frustration, but never targeted anyone for blame.

      You can't go back and rewrite your past, but you can use your past to create your future. ~ Ray Lewis

      by 4Freedom on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:33:39 PM PST

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      •  No matter how polite (6+ / 0-)

        the applicant is, it helps to have a 'chaperone' there as a buffer. Makes the person just slightly more memorable, and slightly less prone to victimhood. That was my experience, anyway.

        These bureaucracies are huge and poorly managed. The employees really are overworked, with big caseloads and a lot of emotions all day. You can EXPECT things to fall through the cracks and plan accordingly. Sadly.

        I love it that Obama's channeling Harry Truman: "I don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth and they think it's hell!"

        by sillia on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:56:40 PM PST

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        •  Some very sound advice there, sillian. (3+ / 0-)
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          Maybe my Rochester friend who brought marabout to Gilda's Club could accompany her to those meetings.

          Thanks!

          You can't go back and rewrite your past, but you can use your past to create your future. ~ Ray Lewis

          by 4Freedom on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:26:47 PM PST

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        •  marabout is so polite and courteous that (3+ / 0-)
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          her first social worker has offered her her own couch for the evening. Then some kossians have put up some ideas very much worth pursuing which may help provide short-term shelter until the situation with state aid is resolved, or a permanent job is found.

          You can't go back and rewrite your past, but you can use your past to create your future. ~ Ray Lewis

          by 4Freedom on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:35:33 PM PST

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