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  •  Let me clarify that (4.00)
    what I mean is that these people (Bolton, the people who nominated him and are trying to confirm him) are not crazy. Crazy is impulsive, random, disorganized. This is methodical, deliberate, and very well organized.

    No. These people are not crazy, they're ruthless. They know exactly what they're doing. Evil and crazy aren't the same thing. Evil is a conscious decision. Bolton was in K-stan because he was getting paid, not because he wandered over with one shoe untied. Bolton was over there doing his job. Bolton knew exactly what he was doing and it's a measure of how fucked up some parts of the world are that he figured (knew?) he could away with it.

    •  Exactly (none)
      People like Bolton realize that as long as they can get away with bizarre intimidation tactics they continue. They know that even if such stories surface they have power behind them that can get the stories suppressed later, or that such stories seem so ludicrous that most people will not believe it anyway. They play their own "madman card" ruthlessly and effectively.

      To the Bolton's of the world "Results matter", or from an earlier time, "The end always justifies the means."

    •  You aren't really familiar with (4.00)
      Borderline Personality disorder. Unfortunately I have seen too many cases up close. There are a lot of "borderlines" among us. They seem normal until they feel that they've been crossed or abandoned. And then they go ape-shit ballistic!

      Bolton is definitely a classic borderline. After seeing him for several hours on C-SPAN and hearing what Carl Ford and this woman had to say about him, I'd bet my house on it!

      "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." - Ken Kesey

      by Glinda on Sat Apr 16, 2005 at 12:15:54 PM PDT

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