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    • Bookscrounger

      I like Comey a lot, but dealing with Congress and all of the different factions takes a peculiar personality. I suspect Comey would be miserable…

    • Bookscrounger

      Hmm, hadn’t thought of that. He may or many not be good.

      For one thing, as Edmund Burke pointed out, statesmanship is a particular craft, no different from any other. It takes time and skill to understand the moving parts, and to be able to negotiate with others strategically and effectively.

      The head of a law enforcement agency, which is similar to the military in management style, might find that he/she is ill-equipped for managing a democratic process. It certainly seems to be one of Trump’s problems. He has been unable/unwilling to transition from an autocratic business style to a democratic governance strategy.

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