I can't find much in this to argue with.
Clearly, Sandia -- compared to LANL -- is a well-run Lab, with
problems, but problems that are surmountable. They've diversified,
with plenty of new WFO, and have a total budget equal to LANL's, with
roughly 2/3rds the number of workers. Too bad LockMart didn't win the
LANL bid, but then, too bad that there was any bid whatsoever. Also,
too bad that absentee landlord UC did nothing about the mismanagement
brought down on LANL by the incompetent DOE; too bad that, since the
end of the Cold War, Sen. "Pit" Dementia (R-NM) larded LANL up with
so many bureaucrats (doubling its size), and too bad he forced the
creation of that cretinous outfit NNSA, which merely compounded DOE
incompetence. Too bad.
All in all, LANL's present difficulty, namely, getting stuck with
being St. Pit's pit factory, is a monumental tour de force
(translation from the French: a turd he forced).