Glad to see this
It was just announced that Mr. Tufte (pronounced tuff-TEE) would be going to Washington. Though often cast as a free-floating information guru, Mr. Tufte has a highly specific mission: on March 5, he was appointed by President Obama to a panel to advise the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which monitors the way the $787 billion in the stimulus package is being spent.
It’s hard to know under these circumstances exactly whom should be offered “good luck” wishes.
“I’m not naïve about it, but I’m enthusiastic and hopeful,” Mr. Tufte said in a telephone interview. “The only way to find out if the cynical view of Washington is right is by doing it.”