How would you interpret this sentence?
He believes I have a very large problem, does Mr. Myers. Things really do not look good regarding my position with the State Department. I’m about to be in the same boat with Truman, he said. Hunting a new job.
“Oh, well, it’s too bad. A lot of it going around.” I decided to play it contrite, to satisfy this fellow. No need to tell him I hadn’t worked for the State Department in years, and had no intention of ever doing so again.
“Except for us gumshoes,” he said with a chuckle. “Our job security is A-okay.”
How would you interpret this sentence: A lot of it going around?
How would you interpret the phrase “go around” here?
PS: the narrator was a foreigner in the US. And at that time, US government was cleaning foreigners out of the government.
Thanks! And this excerpt is taken from The Lacuna by Kingsolver.