I have always been of the opinion that managers are fools. It is comforting to know that I'm right. There is a particular brand of stupidity that seems to be required of those in authority.
Case in point: The moron who was assigned to oversee my division (over someone infinitely more qualified, I might add) is starting to make me feel that my only chance for career advancement is outside of 'official' channels.
Note to self: Begin exploring options for someone of my considerable intelligence and talents.