Sometimes speechwriters remind the leaders they serve that repetition is good. That just because they have said a thing once, doesn’t mean everyone has heard it. That if a thing is important, they should say it again and again.
This email, from Chicago Lori Lightfoot to her scheduler Taylor Lewis, is not what they mean.
Confronted with the email, obtained in a FOIA request, Lightfoot said it was “born of frustration” at not having enough downtime at work—known as “office time”—to think, or study issues, according to the Chicago Tribune. “We got beyond that and solved the challenges that were at the heart of that email which was written five months ago so think we’re in a better place.”
(Taylor Lewis is in a better place; she has reportedly left the mayor’s employ.)