When a politician catches a cold,an array of bureaucrats around him sneeze. For the 'unchosen' few, it is a Hobsons choice. But for a gratifying majority, the bout of sneezing could start in anticipation......of a chocked nose.
A strong analogy could be drawn in the animal kingdom.The 'wag order' in mice residing in a bureau is stratified into three distinct categories.
The 'A' rat of the bureau is the ever nodding, butter spreading, share seeking variety for who, a politicians wish is his command .They are also the likely variety to savour plum appointments and stay ahead in the rodent race.
'B' rats are fence sitters. After all, which non risk taking mouse would want their cheese moved?
The last in the lot are the 'C' rats. The kind that endure 43 transfers in 15 years, hit out at the sand mafia and limp in the race to ascend and comfort.
Now, where in the human kingdom have we seen this before ??