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View Diary: Bill Clinton: I Shouldn't Have Listened to Summers and Rubin [Substantive Update] (341 comments)

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  •  Because they're experts in the field. (1+ / 0-)
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    askew

    They gave bad advice years ago on on issue, regulation of derivatives trading, which was a new concept at the time.  Most of the other advice they gave was correct.  If they've seen the error of their ways (as Clinton has now seen the error of his ways), then why not have them as part of the economic team?

    •  Yeah, it's like I asked, "Why did people reelect (4+ / 0-)
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      gmb, rossl, Situational Lefty, orestes1963
      Bush? I heard many of my co-workers say, "he started the War in Iraq, let him finish it." In other words, why should/how could Kerry clean it up? It makes no sense to me that we think the people who screwed something up would be better at fixing it, but I guess they think those folks have the knowledge and responsibility to fix the errors of their ways.

      I guess a lot of people would argue Bush did the right thing, surge, sign-off to get troops out. Maybe they have a point. However, if you go this route, there will be no accountability for the initial bad acts, that's pretty clear, and that distresses me greatly.

      "[K]now that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy." -Barack Obama

      by Battle4Seattle on Sun Apr 18, 2010 at 03:10:14 PM PDT

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    •  Not expert enough, apparently (4+ / 0-)

      He should get some new advisers, IMHO.  These guys seem to be pretty crooked.

      •  Well, you should read the diarist's update, as it (0+ / 0-)

        answers the question posed in your above post (the one that started this subthread).  (It's similar to what I replied to you, but coming from Clinton himself gives it a tiny bit more weight. ;) )

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