RugbyD wrote:W/r/t Axelrod, he gets paid to win. Leaving him off the list is like not prosecuting the guy that planned a bank robbery but didn't take part. He's just like Rove except worse b/c he's a wolf in sheep's clothing whereas Rove was happy to jsut be a wolf.
Yah, but unless you have something against Axelrod specifically, it's not like this is a new trend.
Lee Atwater directed the RNC after being George H.W. Bush's campaign manager.
William Casey directed the CIA under Reagan after getting him elected.
Hamilton Jordan became Carter's Chief of Staff.
H.R. Haldeman was Nixon's Chief of Staff.
I could go on, but I think the point is made. Feel free to investigate to prove me wrong, though. The only name missing from that list, sequentially, was James Carville who obviously retained a close relationship with the Clintons but did not take a role in the Clinton White House. If you like, though, we could add George Stephonolous to the list who was a political advisor during the campaign and then was Clinton's Chief of Staff after the election.
RugbyD wrote:The people on this list are without a doubt in my mind driven by power for the sake of power or are happy to be accomplices to such an end.
From the secondary reporting I've heard (have friends/relatives in politics, never gotten into the game directly myself) that's almost a pre-qualification to be a politician of any note. Not saying that it's right, just saying.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.