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I would disagee only with the 'has given no hostages to fortune' part. She is thoroughly hostage to the survival of the current financial system - AS IT IS or worse.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jun 7th, 2016 at 11:48:57 PM EST
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