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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:06 PM
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From: W, To: My Successor - the Traditional Handwritten Note
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 10:09 PM by CorpGovActivist
Tradition dictates that the outgoing President leaves his successor a note in the Oval.

"Dear ...fill in name...

I thought you might find this dossier about your activities these past 8 years to be of interest. Most everyone in this chair eventually succumbs to the curiosity to see what may have been gathered, so I thought I'd save you the trouble on that little chore.

A friendly word of warning: I never did find the extra copy that I asked my Special Assistant to make. Karl is such a klutz around the copy machine, you know. Maybe you can ask your people to look around for it. I'm sure it will turn up.

Apropos of nothing, good luck appointing the next Attorney General. I'm sure that whoever you pick will exercise balanced judgment in making prosecutorial decisions.

W

P.S. Good luck with Iraq."

Yes, yes, I know it wouldn't be that blatant. But during the transition, when top advisors from the two sides are meeting, nod and wink warnings that come complete with well-rehearsed plausible deniability can be issued.

So, who's the open government candidate who will be immune to such nods and winks, and best able to pursue the investigations into this Administration's messes?

Electability is important.

So is governability.

- Dave
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:14 PM
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1. You are on to something there. Something that I never thought
about because I'm too busy trying to survive the chaos. But thanks for bringing me back to the reality of this nightmare. So good to hear from you. I hope all is well.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:18 PM
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2. For 7.25 Years, Bush Will Have Had 9/11 "Emergency Powers"...
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 10:19 PM by CorpGovActivist
... how many well-meaning law enforcement professionals "looked the other way," or "bent the rules," in the immediate aftermath, short-cutting the checks and balances, and giving Bush's "Special Assistants" access to information that would've made Nixon drool?

Nixon's Enemies List - on steroids.

- Dave
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:21 PM
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3. Too well written
It's more likely to be something like, "Deer X. How ar you? I am fyn. Its an okkay job if yoo stay away from Warshintn as much as thayll let you. Bi."
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:22 PM
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4. Barbara Told Him "W" was an "X" - So He Could Make His Mark, and Sign Whatever...
... they put in front of him.

:rofl:

- Dave
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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:33 PM
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5. Caryon letters take up a lot of room. so he'll keep it short.
Probably something like "Ha ha. You won't get away with one-sillionth of what I did."
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:43 AM
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6. The S Would Be Spelled Backwards n/t
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