Our Dime-Store Machiavellians

Via Dan's Washpost column, a link to a valuable but depressing compilation from the Center for American Progress: White House Intimidation, a list of folks the Bush team has tried to silence or punish for speaking. Proving they at least understand that it's better to be feared than loved.

Bill Clinton's greatest failing as a President may be that he never really understood that lesson and tried to reward his enemies too often, emboldening congress and others to walk right over him. (No need to mention his second greatest failing, although it may be related to the first.) This is the other extreme.

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2 Responses to Our Dime-Store Machiavellians

  1. I just spent about an hour trying to find the flailing contradictory Bush admin responses to Clarke. I could not could not find two of them. I remembered I had seen them excerpted somewhere but where ?

    I just remembered. They are on your kid brother’s site. You are rightly proud of him. Thought you would want to know.

  2. Hugh Hyatt says:

    The link to the American Progress site didn’t work for me. Perhap this is the right one?

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