That’s one of the greatest powers I have, that I have 52 people who I hire and nobody knows where they’re coming from. For instance, there are two slots over at the jail. Nobody knows if Julia Childrey [Director of Department of Justice Services] put those people there or I did. It’s good fucked up. We like it fucked up. I care about my politics.

-Steve Stenger

Ersatz

Ersatz

is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they must make a move when they would prefer to pass and not move. The fact that the player is compelled to move means that their position will become significantly weaker.