"There shouldn't really be any debate about this."
I paused, trying to work out how to explain politics to her.
"People need to have their concerns heard. They need to feel that they were allowed to have their say before decisions are made."
This just made her more confused.
"But the data is clear. There really can't be any other explanation. Surely once people see that we can get on with the job."
I shook my head.
"Not unless you have money to throw around."
"Oh, well if that would help, sure."
She had a lot. Just not quite enough.