Miss Congeniality... or Miss Take?
So "the Donald" pardoned Carrie Prejean and let her keep her crown as Miss California. The photos "weren't that bad." The comments about same-sex marriage were "honorable." No harm, no foul. Everyone back to your corners.
But I want to see Round 2. Rosie O'Donnell hasn't weighed in yet. Expect a press release comment soon.
Given their past relationship, I really wonder if Donald Trump did what he did just to tweak Rosie.
In office politics, there are some people who take actions - not because they really believe they're right - but just to spite another human being... or department... or team... or company.
What can you do if you are on the receiving end of this bad office karma?
Nothing - if the action is not harming business as usual, then I've found a "do nothing" approach can annoy the annoyer more than anything.
Alliance Building - Get other people to go to bat for you. This shows the decision-maker that the action was inherently bad.
Up the Food Chain - If you have the relationships in place, go above the decision-makers as a "concerned team player"
"What the hell...?" - Confront the person if the opportunity arises. Hold a crucial conversation to get at the heart of the conflict and move past the surface struggle. I've had situations where a thorn in the side has become a great ally after one of these talks.
Mitigate - if their actions or decisions are irreversible, at least try to lessen the blow to yourself and those around you.
Kill 'em with Kindness - I've found that retaliating with a kind and considerate gesture can do wonders for turning something negative into something really cool.
We'll see if Rosie reads my blog. If I were her advisor, I'd tell her to go with 1) or 6).