Civics According to “Mad Men”

OK so I’m a latecomer to the show, a multi-Emmy winning hit on AMC. Got a kick out of leading ad-man Don Draper’s encapsulation of the D.C. scene, in his directive to underlings about to meet with– and sign–a gaggle of conventioning legislators and government contractors.

Youre there to sell. But you’re also there to listen. Every scientist, engineer and general is trying to figure out a way to put a man on the moon, or blow up Moscow, whichever one costs more.