“Shoot for 30%”

The Weekly Standard has a lengthy and great piece on Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. My favorite part:

“But when you meet your goal,” Kitchell said, sitting at his office conference table, “he [Daniels] just moves the goalpost.” He turned to his computer and scrolled to an email the governor had just sent. That morning a transportation official had emailed with the happy news that bids on a new road construction project were coming in 28 percent below projections. No doubt he expected a hearty attaboy for driving a hard bargain to save the taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars. Kitchell read me the governor’s reply: “Shoot for 30 percent.”

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