So just how important was it to lay off 160 people yesterday, instead of waiting until 2:09pm on May 11th? Do we really think the budget savings will enable the Theater on E Street to continue to produce plays until 2010 and beyond as a result? Or did the new proprietor, Viceroy Gerst, punch with a low blow in his continuing desperation to produce an uproar in Congress outside of Florida?
Taking advantage of the limelight being afforded the Hubble Repair Mission to pursue an agenda that was declared dead back in 2004 is not a demonstration of "leadership in action." No, playing with morale a week before a launch is yet another example of how we got here in the first place.