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  •  Well, of course you know there's other (3+ / 0-)
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    forms of power than the legal ones.

    There are plenty of ways for a powerful director of national intelligence to influence a politician.

    But that is speculation, and not really that important to the real discussion.

    Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 10:10:38 AM PDT

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    •  well, Clapper is a clutz, (4+ / 0-)

      So I doubt it is him.

      I agree such a scenario could take place, but watching the president speak and promise outside review, then appoint rank insiders.....  Well, it seems he's tipped his hand in this to me.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 12:18:35 PM PDT

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      •  like I said, we can't exactly know (2+ / 0-)
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        and the most important thing here is the resulting policies.

        The party of Kennedy is also the party of Eastland. The party of Javits is also the party of Goldwater. Where is our party? Where is the political party that will make it unnecessary to march on Washington?

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 12:32:15 PM PDT

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