Well, it's all pretty clear to me Trucks, after a lifetime working for corporations.
Let's presume that both Dick Clarke and Condi Rice are straight shooters with different perspectives. Bubba was a back row bum in high school. You know the type with the ready spitball who, along with his pals, was disruptive of the process. Dick Clarke is Bubba only quite a bit smarter. Condi was the front row goodie-two-shoes who excelled academically and was always sucking up to the teacher. She was so smart that she screwed up the grading curve for the rest of us.
Now, I ask you. If you were Dick Clarke or Condi Rice would you not despise this other person whom I have just described? I have been there and done that. No matter how brilliant Dick Clarke may have been, no matter how incisive his thinking or correct his insight, there is no way he would ever be admitted to the inner circle. Thus, he was consigned to the role of the fly that keeps buzzing about and irritating the hell out of everybody else. That's why he got to be in charge of cyberspace security as that was the only way they could swat him. In other words they sent him off to cyberspace and resumed their discussion of "Star Wars".
Then, all of a sudden, KABOOM!!!
(This post was edited by Bubba on Apr 2, 2004, 1:15 PM)