|November 18, 2004|
The Condoleezza Corollary
The Peter Principle: In a hierarchy, an employee tends to rise to his/her level of incompetence and remain there.
Clearly, the Peter Principle does not apply in the Bush Administration.
The more spectacular the incompetence, the more spectacular the climb. A National Security Advisor who readily admits to not reading intelligence briefings, who failed to notice reports crossing her desk warning that Al Qaeda wanted to use aircraft as weapons, etc., is rewarded with greater and more significant opportunities to fail disastrously.
I hope someone more clever than I will try to capture the principle that operates in Bush World.
Here's my attempt:
Albert Clark, NY
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