Say what you will about business, the fact remains that in government, one can make wormy twisty Philadelphia-lawyer answers like this and not only survive, but be celebrated for it. They get promoted for it. In business, a guy like this gets fired in 30 seconds. Seriously, I’ve seen it happen. I’ve done it. Numerous times I’ve stopped a meeting to take a guy like this into the hallway to fire him. Once or twice I did not even stop the meeting to do it.
I am curious about the internal monologue of worms like this. Leave your best guess in the comments.