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I'll go with evil, but not necessarily incompetent.

Getting his caste off the hook both financially and in terms of accountability was probably virtually impossible from the get-go. The fact that he tried to do something supremely difficult and failed does not necessarily indicate incompetence.

Of course, the whole thing was attempted with a cavalier disregard for the general welfare.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Tue Nov 18th, 2008 at 06:15:28 AM EST
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I have been lurching around a triangle of Incompetent, Evil and Evil and Incompetent.  Perhaps I should make it a Square Dance by adding Evil and Befuddled.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Nov 18th, 2008 at 11:49:54 PM EST
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... its not falling in the water that leads to drowning, its staying in the water.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Nov 20th, 2008 at 10:23:28 AM EST
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