Lurita!

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Oh, how we missed Lurita Doan! No cookies on the table. No memory loss. No private sass.

Never before had the chief of the General Services Administration drawn such attention, and maybe never again. So bad was her performance that she was one of the select few Bush Administration officials who were abruptly shown the door by the White House.

But now she returns, as a commentator for Federal News Radio (at 1050 on your AM radio dial in the District) with her very own segment, magnificently titled “Leadership Matters.” Oh, indeed, it does. And who better to prove it to us than Lurita herself.

Here’s one of the forehead-smacking pearls of wisdom Lurita has bestowed on us already: “A leader is not afraid to admit that something may not be going right, because everyone understands that you can never fix a problem unless you can admit that you’re having one.”

One marvels, but not before wondering, “Is she speaking there in the hortatory subjunctive?”

I trust our DC listeners will be tuned in for Lurita’s premiere at 7:28 a.m. Tuesday, but for those who can’t wait that long, we offer this reprise of Lurita’s greatest hits:

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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