Gov. Doug Burgum's North Dakota Government Jobs for Microsoft Executives (NDGJ-4-ME) is an early success. Our new (CPO) Chief People Officer-yes, that's an actual title- is the third Microsoft/Great Plains Software bigwig to land an appointment in our capitol--the state's tallest taxpayer financed high rise. And speaking of looking up, so are the salaries for (FOD) friends of Doug, with a Great Plains/Microsoft pedigree.
North Dakota's favorite adopted son, Theodore Roosevelt, gave our country much more than enlightened legislation, conservation consciousness and a progressive era launching pad into the 20th century. "Old Four Eyes" also contributed to the American vocabulary.
In response to suggestions from some readers (who actually signed their names) offering me critiques of my musings on America's chief executive; here are a few compliments to the White House presiding resident. He continues to learn on his new job, and is becoming a fascinating teacher.