Dakota tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead,

the best strategy is to dismount. However, in government they often try other

strategies with dead horses, including the following;

Buying a bigger whip,

Changing riders.

Saying things- like “This is the way we always have ridden horse.”

Appointing a committee to study the horse.

Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.

Increasing the standards to ride dead horses.

Appointing a tiger team to revive the dead horse.

Creating a training session to increase our riding ability.

Passing legislation declaring that “This horse is not dead.”

Blaming the horse’s parents.

Harnessing several dead horses together for increased speed.

Declaring that “No horse is too dead to beat.”

Providing additional funding to increase the horse’s performance.

Doing a cost analysis study to see if contractors can ride it cheaper.

Declaring the horse is “better, faster and cheaper” dead.

Forming a quality committee to find uses for dead horses.

Revisiting the performance requirements for horses.

Revisting the performance requirements for horses.

Saying this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable.

Blaming the horse farm on which it was born.

Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.

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