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  •  It doesn't matter which of the candidates wins (3+ / 0-)
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    Cathy Willey, dus7, RubyGal

    the Presidency, be they a Dem or a repub... It doesn't matter, because no matter who wins the bush mafia will NEVER be held to account for what they have done.

    NEVER.

    I mean really, no President - no matter which party - would allow it. If they did allow it, they'd essentially be saying that they can and should be held to account for everything THEY do also... and that's just not going to happen.

    As it sits right now, there has been a tradition that former Presidents get to go off into the sunset, no matter what they may have done while they were in office...

    And I don't doubt for even a nanosecond that every Presidential candidate banks on the fact that they're not going to go to jail or be executed for something they may have did while in office.

    Not holding the former President to account is just CYA for the current President, because they might need the President after them to also follow that long held tradition of not holding the prior administration accountable... Because who knows? Anything can happen.

    "It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion." Oscar Wilde, 1891

    by MichiganGirl on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:02:51 AM PST

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    •  This is very true (0+ / 0-)

      however, things take over and sometimes leaders are held to account..it is a phenomenon that I thought I had learned in College called inertia..political inertia..however, I could have the wrong concept here..but essentially there are examples of it..

      Chaucheskew or however you spell his name..the leader of Romania who all of a sudden found himself laying on the ground dead next to his wife..

      Then there was the tearing down of the wall between East and West Germany..the Russians all of a sudden in a flash overthrew Gorbechev...

      Mussolini and his girlfriend are hung in public in Milan.

      The French Aristocracy is hung from lamp posts...

      The Americans have a Revolution..I guess what I am trying to suggest is that things can change in the blink of an eye..energy moves under the current of a major event and then wham..all of a sudden things happen..that is what the power structure is the most afraid of..that is why in some places oppression is employed to keep the under current of energy from building up into a major shift in energy...that causes the power structure to disappear..

    •  Ahh The Divine Right Of Kings (0+ / 0-)

      I do not like thee, Doctor Fell, The reason why I cannot tell; But this I know, and know full well, I do not like thee, Doctor Fell.

      by opinionated on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 01:08:59 PM PST

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