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  •  Again, do you seriously think (1+ / 0-)
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    that it would have been different with a different SoS? it was the requirement of the position at the time to go out and foam at the mouth, Rumsfeld-style, so the President could sit back and look grave, wise, and judicious; hope to stir up a war, but know that if your attempt backfires, the President's reputation will remain undamaged. Kerry was Obama's sin eater, on that occasion--or, better way to put it, DERP eater.

    Sure once I was young and impulsive, I wore every conceivable pin. Even went to socialist meetings, learned all the old union hymns. Ah, but I've grown older and wiser. And that's why I'm turning you in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u52Oz-54VYw

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 01:19:13 PM PDT

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    •  no. so what? n/t (0+ / 0-)

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 03:44:42 PM PDT

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      •  My point, which might not be that interesting (0+ / 0-)

        I guess, is that we are--to some extent--past the point where the personalities and abilities of individual politicians as compared to other individual politicians, mean much of anything at all, just like it doesn't matter which puppet is put out on the Punch and Judy stage.

        There are exceptions, of course; there are politicians who really enjoy the Punch and Judy show, and enjoy the real aims of those manipulating it, and they're worse. There are politicians who are actually fairly decent people who try to water down the poison of the policies they're being made to inscribe into law or enact through our police, military, and spooks. But those differences shrink all the time. The important part is who is pulling the strings.

        Sure once I was young and impulsive, I wore every conceivable pin. Even went to socialist meetings, learned all the old union hymns. Ah, but I've grown older and wiser. And that's why I'm turning you in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u52Oz-54VYw

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 08:52:08 AM PDT

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        •  Beside the point. (0+ / 0-)

          Even puppets, however interchangeable, can be replaced.

          But unlike politicians, you can make good use of a failed puppet: kindling, for instance.  Politicians just continue to cause more harm: as lobbyists, or university presidents, for instance.

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 10:27:24 AM PDT

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