“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Friday, April 20, 2007
Bush not seeing the big picture, again.
Gonzo needs to go.
One of Bushes failures is his blind eye , tin ear to threats to his administration. It's an inability to understand the difference between being loyal to an appointee/friend and his responsibility to move the country forward by using his political capital wisely.
Now what little political capital he has is being eroded by an AG who is more Muppett than AG.
I guess it's too late for him to learn that he doesn't have to ride over the cliff with every screw up in his administration.
Loyalty is a great thing but the President has an entire superpower country to lead and can ill afford to squander his power. Gonzo must go.
Thu Apr 19, 11:10:00 PM EDT