Economy in collapse, unemployment up, political instability in Iran and Honduras, and the largest tax on Americans (Cap and Trade) on the horizon, but have no fear because once we get that darn airline carry-on baggage problem addressed everything else will just fall into place.
Once again you have a politician trying to run a private industry. Government should concentrate on running its own operations (i.e., the US Postal Service, IRS, USDA, FDA, etc.) before trying to help run the airline industry. Your Mandarin just can’t see how this will help the airlines become more efficient or benefit the passengers.
The Mandarin, whose real name is 吏恆, joined the order in 1309, and introduced the Gormogons into England during the 18th Century.
The Mandarin enjoys spending time with his pet manticore, Βάρἰκος, or Barry (who can be found in the Bestiary). When not in the Castle…well, frankly, nobody is quite sure where he goes.
The Mandarin popularized the fine art of “gut booting,” by which he delivers a powerful kick to the stomach of anyone that annoys him. Although nearly universal today, the act of gut booting or threatening someone or something with a gut boot is solely due to him.