Obama spoke at the University of Michigan, asking for civility and defending the necessary role of government. That's all fine, just as motherhood and apple pie are fine (though rhubarb pie is better), and honoring "Older Americans" as you all are supposed to do this month is fine.
But when is someone going to speak out in praise of the poor "faceless bureaucrat"? You can't have government without faceless bureaucrats.
[Updated--this is Public Service Recognition week. Though how one recognizes the faceless I'm not sure.]