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The Resource The weed agency : a comic tale of Federal bureaucracy without limits, Jim Geraghty

The weed agency : a comic tale of Federal bureaucracy without limits, Jim Geraghty

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The weed agency : a comic tale of Federal bureaucracy without limits
Title
The weed agency
Title remainder
a comic tale of Federal bureaucracy without limits
Statement of responsibility
Jim Geraghty
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The little-known USDA Agency of Invasive Species -- founded by President and humble peanut farmer Jimmy Carter -- would like to reassure you that they rank among the most effective and cost-efficient offices within the sprawling federal bureaucracy. For decades, under Administrative Director Adam Humphrey and his "strategic disengagement" approach, the Agency has epitomized vigilance against the clear and present danger of noxious weeds. Humphrey's record of triumphant inertia faces only two obstacles. The first is reality; the second is the loud critic who dares to question the magic behind the Agency's success: Nicholas Bader. Formerly known as President Reagan's "bloody right hand," Bader is on an obsessive quest to trim the fat from the federal budget. Full of oddball characters who shed light on the daily operations of Beltway minions, THE WEED AGENCY satirically showcases a world in which federal budgets balloon every year, where a career can be built upon the skill of rationalizing astronomical expenses, and where the word 'accountability' sends roars of laughter through DC office buildings. That's life inside Jim Geraghty's federal Agency of Invasive Species... and it may sound suspiciously similar to your reality"--
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10314658
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Geraghty, Jim
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.E726
LC item number
W44 2014
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Administrative agencies
  • Bureaucracy
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a comic tale of federal bureaucracy without limits
Label
The weed agency : a comic tale of Federal bureaucracy without limits, Jim Geraghty
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1042888
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
ix, 260 pages
Isbn
9780770436520
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013048933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780770436520
  • (OCoLC)858126322
Label
The weed agency : a comic tale of Federal bureaucracy without limits, Jim Geraghty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1042888
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
ix, 260 pages
Isbn
9780770436520
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013048933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780770436520
  • (OCoLC)858126322

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