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Subject: Re: The Undoing Of Storybook Man Date: 10/6/2012 12:00 AM
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Quoted: That’s not to say he’s a bad politician. He’s not. He’s fine, even pretty good. But he’s not the master so many people claim he is.

He's the personification of the Peter Principle* of politics.

*The Peter Principle is a belief that, in an organization where promotion is based on achievement, success, and merit, that organization's members will eventually be promoted beyond their level of ability. The principle is commonly phrased, "employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence." In more formal parlance, the effect could be stated as: employees tend to be given more authority until they cannot continue to work competently.


But in at least the last two positions prior to his current position, he was never required to work competently.
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