Saturday June 2, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part I: King for a Day


Captain Tagon: Ennesby suggested that I socialize this unpopular mission plan before ordering it into effect. If this is psychological warfare, what are the tactics?
TAG: Your best hope for quick victory lies in quick action. . . The first exposure officers and troops have must be spun positively, or at least neutrally.
TAG: Based on sampled conversations ship-wide, you will need to speak at roughly 450 words per minute, and start talking to people two hours ago.
Captain Tagon: Okay, never mind. I'll just lie to them.
TAG: You were going to need to do that anyway.