Michigan’s New Governor Leaves No Cliche Behind
As a candidate, Governor Rick Snyder advertised himself as “One Tough Nerd” and promised to use his experience as CEO of Gateway Computers to address Michigan’s serious problems. With business experience, however, comes business jargon; it’s no coincidence that the game of “buzzword bingo” originated among management employees whose days are filled with meetings and presentations.
Last night, I put off eating dinner to watch Snyder’s first State of the State address, hoping it would be a feast of cliches. The speech was much more than a feast; it would have left Adam Richman, the star of the Travel Channel’s “Man Versus Food”, begging for mercy.
Here’s a list of the more egregious buzzwords from last night’s speech:
But let’s give credit where credit is due. The governor refrained from using PowerPoint.