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  •  Arguably the downfall of (0+ / 0-)

    of some of our presidents, George W. Bush included.

    If God hadn't wanted us to fly, he wouldn't have given us Bernoulli's Principle.

    by HamillianActor on Sun Jan 11, 2009 at 10:36:05 AM PST

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    •  um, w GWB Jr., NO. He don't give a f**k about any (0+ / 0-)

      anyone outside his social class,

      AND

      he wanted advisors who made life easy for the parasite class (rummy, cheney ...)

      AND / OR were just synchophants and toadies (alberto, rice... )

      rmm.

      Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous

      by seabos84 on Sun Jan 11, 2009 at 10:48:03 AM PST

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      •  It depends on how much (0+ / 0-)

        Machiavellianism you're willing to endow Bush himself with. I'm more inclined to seat it in Cheney et al who knew EXACTLY what they were doing.

        If God hadn't wanted us to fly, he wouldn't have given us Bernoulli's Principle.

        by HamillianActor on Sun Jan 11, 2009 at 10:50:54 AM PST

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        •  Bush was the epitome of consultant politics (2+ / 0-)
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          TheOpinionGuy, thethinveil

          Bush, Rove, et al should be a lesson for all time.  Bush and Rove were the product of consultant politics, which places the ultimate value on the game of electoral football over substance.

          Bush was able to get elected because the consultancy/media system favored someone who understood that game - even if nothing else.

          Governing?  He was still in campaign mode.  Thus, scandals all over the place which resulted from politicizing everything, blindly allowing cronies to do whatever the hell they wanted, and considering only election campaign sorts of values, particularly when they served the narrow interests of the Right Wing.

          An example of how not to do it.

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