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View Diary: Cheney Lied to Prosecutors; Fitz Suspects Emails Destroyed; Gonzales Withholds Emails (Poll) (269 comments)

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  •  You might be right that it was a calculated risk (none)
    to get re-elected at any cost.  And then let the chips fall where they may in the hope that their Rovian spin machine, intimidation, and national security would let them get away with it.

    I believe they were true believers that they were doing what the country really needed into terms of "true" patriotism.  Damn the torpedoes, liberals, and the 1(*^&%$ "constitution that is just a piece of paper" (What was Bush's exact quote), let's do what we know is right (Neocon vision)

    And if they didn't get away with it, let some of these old warriors take the hit for the team, and maybe get pardoned.

    But given the force fields of collective and individual narcissism of this crowed I don't even think any of them except Rove thought it out that far in advance.  

    They do not seem to be in even the top "three quartile" as far as senior executive strategic acumen in my experience.  (I mean they are collective at least in the bottom 1/4, except for Rove.)

    And I do not believe Rove burdened down the momentum of the day with lots strategic hypotheticals of long term consequences.

    Bush is a "let's do it" so I can get back on the golf course kind of executives.  Let the troops work out the details.  "Get er done."

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