GovLooper Rally Makes the Christian Science Monitor, 3rd Most Viewed Article

Here’s the Christian Science Monitor article:

“Government Workers: We Need Love, Too”


Everyone knows the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington Saturday is a counterweight to Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally in the same venue back in August.

But betcha didn’t know there was another counter rally going on as well.

This one, “Government Doesn’t Suck,” is tackling the unlikely chore of offsetting last year’s rally right around the same time, called “Government Sucks.”

But is a gathering of the super hip, super ironic fan crowd that stays up from 11 p.m. to midnight – past the bedtime of most government workers – to watch Colbert and Stewart skewer every government worker in town, really the best place to make this case?

Yes, says Ressler. Because this is a largely young demographic and, he maintains, “the very ones whose attitudes we hope to change.” Public service, he says, is noble, meaningful work, and not all that long ago it used to be “the goal of the best and brightest.”

Read the full article here.

Special thanks to GovLooper Jack Bienko for agreeing to a short interview with the author and getting a mention!

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