So You Want to Be In Government?
A Handbook for Appointed Officials In America's Governments
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A guide for appointed officials in American government.
In American governments, unlike in other countries, there are thick layers of officials who serve on a short-term basis as high officials in appointive offices. Thousands of people serve in these roles. They are "inners and outers" who serve "at the pleasure" of the officials who appointed them.
This small book—really a long essay—is intended to inform people who should be interested in these exciting, challenging leadership jobs inside America's governments.
It is hoped the ideas presented here and the advice proffered will stimulate interested citizens to seek and accept appointive office, and that this book will also aid them in being successful in carrying out their responsibilities.