I'm feeling inappropriately proud of myself.
Big Manager just looked in on The Project. Really, The Project shouldn't be happening. This is obvious to me, but not politically expedient for me to say. Today, though, Big Manager (whom I've never met) is asking questions that he indicate he is wondering why The Project exists. He actually sounds like one of the smarted Big Managers I've ever heard from.
So I decided to find a way to provide more information to Big Manager yet sound like I'm trying to help the cause of the project. I helpfully "provided more information" that pointed to the obvious conclusion, with a tone of voice that sounded just ever so helpful as possible.
Now Big Manager wants to have another meeting that includes my manager and the manager of The Project to get a real picture as to what is going on.