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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 11:42 PM
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61. Or threat --
it doesn't have to be physical threat, I don't think. I heard a talk by the writer who helped former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill write his "tell-all" book, and he said it usually takes the form of telling people how their careers, or their childrens' education and/or careers, could succeed or fail depending on their support or non-support of the Bushistas.

I remember an example of a retiring Congressman -- I've forgotten the name -- who who hoped his son would succeed him. They made it clear to him that if he did not deliver a crucial vote that they would see to it that another candidate succeeded him, instead of his son.

Things like that, ruining people who oppose them -- which is the subject of this thread, when you get right down to it.
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