November 16, 2004

Department of 'It's the Small Things'

Powell imbued "a sense of self-worth that's a rare commodity for the civil service and the foreign service that works here," a mid-level official said. "It hasn't sunk into folks around here that we're about to lose our lord and protector."

One female officer said she will be forever endeared to Powell's team for a minor, but telling, change. At the State Department, historically a male bastion, the female bathrooms still had urinals. Now, two on the first floor of the department's main building do not.

( Strobel over at Knight-Ridder, hat tip: Laura Rozen)

Posted by Gregory at November 16, 2004 05:24 AM
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