Some of us in executive communications have Walter White-size egos. We are convinced that if we decided to migrate from Manhattan to "This Town" we could take over the place. Senators, lobbyists, and of course the U.S. president would pull out all stops getting us to work for them. Then they would make our work lives so wonderful we would never leave.
Then the shutdown happens. Power is going to shift, big time. We could be working for the what turns out to be the losing side. No one ever wants to serve a crippled power broker. As the old saying (at least in 12-step-program circles) goes: Hurt people hurt.
So, for once in a long time I am grateful to be a Manhattan Metro scribe. There's more stability here in what is a business world. Also, believe it or not, there is even civility, at least most of the time.