route announcement question (political rather than technical)

Also, is it unreasonable to expect someone who wants to speak BGP to know
how to make entries in the RADB, or at least read and follow the

In theory, or in practice?

in theory, anyone running BGP ought understand the RADB, understand
BGP (and routing in general), and be able to spell their own name.

in practice, the customer hires a consultant who is sufficiently
skilled to cobble together a working BGP config from docs on the
cisco website, at which point it is turned over to Mr. Pointy Hair.
neither Pointy Hair nor the consultant can even spell RADB let alone
ever heard of it. Pointy Hair can spell his own name. usually.