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My favorite April Fools Day item — so far: Welcome GSA administrator nominee Shatner

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My favorite April Fools’ Day item — so far, anyway…

William Shatner

William Shatner


April 1, 2009: In a move designed to solidify the bond between Hollywood and Washington, President Obama appeared poised today to name actor William Shatner as the next Administrator of the General Services Administration. An unidentified spokesman speaking on the condition of anonymity stated, “The President believes that Mr. Shatner’s impressive career in space exploration and elsewhere has prepared him well to strengthen GSA’s place in the government management universe. Although not technically an American citizen, Shatner did tell On the Shelf, “I have. Paid. All. Of my taxes.” When asked about his qualifications for the position of Administrator, Shatner seemed confident. “I have boldly gone where no man has gone before in getting people great deals on air fare, car rentals, and hotels. I see no reason why this can’t be put to use for the government.” When asked to comment on the possible appointment, former Administrator Lurita Doan said, “I think that the Administration really hit a bullseye with this appointment.”

Hat tip… this came from Larry Allen, president of the Coalition of Government Procurement . Too funny!

In our e-mail thread, Federal Times reporter Elise Castelli said: “He does have excellent negotiation skills and experience with travel policy. So it really might not be a bad choice. Except it may exacerbate any NASA rivalry. No drama Obama may not like that.”

Ah — team of rivals, right?

Written by cdorobek

April 1, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Posted in GSA, Off-topic

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