Mark Hammer

I always thought that “Parks and Recreation” was that show. Although something in between small-town Pawnee, and “The West Wing”, would ring a little truer for those of us in between the small-scale municipal and the “corridors of power”.

I’m not saying it would help us earn public support for our present salary levels, or collective bargaining rights, though, UNLESS all the “idiot managers” (a staple of TV comedy) were our political masters, and all the heroic efforts came from the pubilc servants.

Or were you thinking of something more serious, like ER for those in the medium and lower pay grades? “I need a briefing note on toxic industrial effluents for a Senate subcommittee hearing, STAT!”.