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Received entry for the Burn Bag: “Congrats to Diplopundit on the shout-out from DS’ Assistant Secretary during his latest volun-mandatory town hall meeting. Notably absent from A/S Starr’s rant was anything related to accountability, transparency, or responsibility…”
Um, thanks?! A shout-out is usually good, but rants are usually bad. Unless he was ranting raves, which could also be good and bad. Pardon me? Stop over-thinking it? Oh, right. Here’s the Starr man who
may or may not have given us gave a shout-out behind the wall – a fairly neutral one, we’re told, like – “and there’s Diplopundit” in referring to social media and informal news about DS. Thank you, that’s us, dudes, where do I bow? We did not hold anyone hostage to get a mention, honest. To our friends at DS, we have an offer for you — check back tomorrow!
Also, folks, we understand that an energizer bunny has mirrored Diplopundit’s Burn Bag behind the firewall. Is that true or is that something we should treat as #RUMINT?
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