Lucas is more suited to a shootout with a bad guy than running interference
between local cops, FBI, Russian operatives and the media but reluctantly he finds he is good at doing both jobs.
between Tutsis and Hutus, government officials and rebels, he recalls Schindler, but in his docile temperament--worrying, even at the height of the conflict, about maintaining the high standards of the Mille Collines--he even more closely resembles Schindler's scrupulous accountant, Itzhak Stern.
And he has acted accordingly, running interference
for the Bush administration, forestalling the sorts of inquiries, and ducking the kinds of questions that might reflect negatively on the president's national security record during an election year.
Can you compensate for weaknesses in his style, such as running interference
with difficult people?
If Melissa had a training manager boss running interference
for her, the boss would make sure that Melissa did training and only training.
In short, no matter how unpopular it is to say So, any college worthy of the name--and community colleges must strive to be worthy of the noun, not the adjective--has the unenviable but necessary job of running interference
for the bodies politic and economic.
Someone who's been running interference
with your heart is permanently banished to the sidelines.