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Helen:
We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you, Bob Rumson is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things and two things only: making you afraid of it and telling you who's to blame for it.
The trouble is, as one of the other characters says
People want leadership, Mr. President, and in the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand.
The thing is, making people scared and pointing out a scapegoat does appear as leadership to a lot of people.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 26th, 2011 at 06:44:33 AM EST
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As he says "They want leadership. They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand."

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Apr 26th, 2011 at 07:24:39 AM EST
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