Please see Update at the bottom of the post
Maybe I'm wrong, but...
Is it possible that the Dean just might be suggesting that there is something underhanded and/or nefarious about an officer of the people releasing the people's business in such a fashion that it will actually be discussed by the peoples' representatives in a timely manner?
Or is he trying to tell us a slightly different thing?
Honestly, I can't tell if there is a 'Fog of Snark' here or not.
What's it all about Alfie?....Well....This.
Update Friday Oct 23rd...The Dean has written a much longer 2nd 'official' (i.e. VSun column memo) in which he makes it clear he was telling us a slightly different thing...It's discussed (and linked to)....Here.