The account of the meeting where the inspector general was supposedly confused and disoriented reminds me of Tom Wolfe's "Mau mauing the Flack Catchers." When you think about it, it kind of makes sense. The generation that learned how to get funds out of the government by intimidaing minor officials has now risen to sit on the board and uses the same techniques accross boardroom table. "Fight the power! Oh wait, that's us?"