One of my favorite TV shows was West Wing. It showed the more interesting side of politics and governance in a very entertaining way. One of the interesting concepts on the show was how politicians will make announcements either late on a Friday afternoon when the mainstream media outlets really don't really have their "A teams" out; or on a day when you have LOTS of news. In those situations, what you are announcing gets lost in the shuffle.
It appears that the FCC, either intentionally or unintentionally, will be making a major decision regarding the Universal Service Fund (USF) on Tuesday November 4. While I would like to believe that this is a government agency hoping to get some work done ( ... wow there would be a shock... ), it appears that the FCC is making this announcement/ruling under the "cloud" of the national election results. And I'm not the only one... According to Monica Alleven, there are 61 members of congress with the same impression.
BTW - I have the queasy feeling about those members of congress.... If you do the ruling on Election Day, their message of support/protest won't be heard/seen. They want their time in the sun on Election Day AND in the committee room... ;)
Posted October 31, 2008 8:00 AM
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