As President Barack Obama was taking office back in 2008, I wrote an article on my Facebook page entitled “General Shinseki’s New Mission.” In it, I talked about how the Department of Veterans Affairs has long been a sprawling bureaucracy fraught with difficulty, and how increasing monies to the VA without addressing root causes would not alleviate problems. I stated:
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.