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  •  I'm too over-educated for my own good (1+ / 0-)
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    At the time, I thought, "Ford's trying to avoid that whole Caesar-at-the-Rubicon thing."

    Pompey and the Optimates hadn't given Caesar an out.  If he stayed in Gaul, he'd be hunted down as a rebel.  If he went back to Rome, he'd be put on trial and probably executed.

    The river Rubicon was the border between Gaul and Italy.  By crossing it with his army, Caesar would be at war with the Optimates.  "Alea iacta est," and all that.

    Like Ford would actually think such things.  It was a done deal when he became VP, a pardon for the presidency.

    Now I'm all in favor of locking up as many corrupt politicians as possible.  Man, have we got a lot of them!

    Tell me what to write. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

    by rbird on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 12:30:04 PM PDT

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