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  •  well, at the time I felt that Wesley Clark (16+ / 0-)

    fell on his sword to challenge the myth of John McCain because if I recall correctly the press jumped all over him for daring to tell the truth about things.

    And I feel that he knew at the time that he was falling on his sword  because he knew that he, Clark, would be vilified for daring to challenge the mythology and could not be given a highly visible position for which he is qualified in the administration. Maybe that's not what he wanted, anyway, but he sacrificed that for the good of the country, IMO.

    I remember him saying, I think in that interview that he knows John McCain and McCain had been over to his house for dinner. And left the impression that even though McCain deserves respect for his service to the country he is by no means qualified to be president. (My opinion of what he said.)

    So it turns out that what Clark said was ridiculed but didn't go away and hung in the air. And eventually it stuck and the reverence for the mythology of McCain dissolved sufficiently to efface a little of the teflon coating of McCain and made him vulnerable to the challenges of the debates and the campaign.

     

    Finally people have gotten sick and tired of being had and taken for idiots. Mikhail Gorbachev

    by eve on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 07:59:02 PM PST

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    •  I've done some systems programming... (4+ / 0-)
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      So I guess I'm qualified to run Intel or Microsoft right?

      I love how Bob has just COMPLETELY bought the narrative that McDepends is obviously fully qualified.  Sheesh.

      "Okay, fine...fer sure, fer sure"

      by tinfoilhat on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 08:44:37 PM PST

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      •  well some companies are run very well, I guess. (1+ / 0-)
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        But it's shocking to learn how even someone at the very top of a big company, like say the oil companies is so entrenched in a cultura; mindset that they aren't able to make agile shifts that would position them better for the future. Instead they use a heavy hand to maintain an unsustainable status quo.
        an example, perhaps, the Koch brothers throwing money at elections that try to perpetuate a racists top down political environment that caters to privilege of the people at the top, ignoring the contribution of people who work at the nuts and bolts level of the organization and may have very good ideas.
        A terrific book on this is Reg Theriault's:
        "How to tell when you're tired."http://aworkinglibrary.com/...

        a funny interesting book full of surprising stories that speak up for working people because they sometimes know better than the bosses how things should be done.

        Finally people have gotten sick and tired of being had and taken for idiots. Mikhail Gorbachev

        by eve on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 07:41:17 AM PST

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        •  Thanks for the recommend...its added (1+ / 0-)
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          To the amazon wish list.

          "Okay, fine...fer sure, fer sure"

          by tinfoilhat on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 09:00:38 AM PST

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          •  hope you enjoy it (0+ / 0-)

            the writer was enrolled for a short time in college in SF or Berkley I think but he opted to quit and do physical work for a living and became a longshoreman on the San francisco docks - (a great story about gridlocked railroad car lines at the dock is in the book).

            Finally people have gotten sick and tired of being had and taken for idiots. Mikhail Gorbachev

            by eve on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 11:00:22 AM PST

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