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 k / o
                                       politics + culture

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

let's just say...

That you are on the inside. That you know how things really work.

You're not a cynic, you're a realist. You know the score. You do what needs to get done. You know things that the little people will never understand.

Your name might be Scooter Libby or Karl Rove. Your name might be Judith Miller or Bob Woodward. Or your name might be...say...James Baker or George Schultz.

Regardless, you don't play by little people rules.

You understand power...and money...and vested interests. You know the key players. The key players know you. You know who really pulls the strings. You know where the real power lies.

All that being said, there's one thing that even you have to admit.

History is often made by human beings. Imperfect. Tempermental. Weak. Wrong-headed. Vulnerable. Puny. Individuals.

Like most "little people"...I can't pretend to know what's actually going on in Washington right now. It gets curiouser and curiouser by the day. Bob Woodward testifying under oath because an official "remembered," after Libby's indictment, an innocuous conversation with Woodward in June of 2003 that mentioned Valerie Plame...hmm.

Who's the official? What triggered their memory? What compelled that sudden truth telling?

Regardless of the import of this revelation, it just goes to prove that even behind the scenes we are all people. Full of pride, and vanity, and fear. The pressure gets to everyone at some point. Even presidents.

You never know who or what will turn up when the pressure is on.

Deep Throat, after all, was just a guy with a grudge.

4 Comments:

  • that's a brilliant post, k/o. if you keep writing, i'll keep reading.

    By Anonymous Tyler, at 12:55 AM  

  • Face it- bush will issue mass pardons right after the '06 elections, and no criminal from his administartion will ever face justice.

    Hell- the shrub will probably pardon himself.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:55 AM  

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    By Blogger simplesinger, at 7:10 AM  

  • Yeah that was a good one. I've been having a similar feeling.

    By Blogger simplesinger, at 7:11 AM  

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