The View From Inside Gov’t

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November 7, 2020 2:38 p.m.

A TPM reader in DC:

I’m a civil servant. Joe Biden’s victory feels like a war-time liberation.

Four years ago, I had to draft a briefing paper for the Trump transition’s “landing team.” It had the distinct feeling of an occupation.

For the last four years, civil servants have had to work with, and under the direction of, truly contemptible political appointees who have been dedicated to wrecking the missions of our agencies.

On Monday, the new transition teams will arrive as liberators to end all of the carnage.

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