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  • leweb
    +7

    It seems like unbridled narcissistic personality disorder is a requirement to run for president these days.

    • NotWearingPants
      +10

      These days?

      My political awareness goes back to Nixon, who easily gets that label. Add in Reagan, Elder Bush, Clinton, W, and Obama. The only president in my lifetime that doesn't get a good portion of it is Carter, who is a good man, but made a terrible president.

      It's just harder to see it when it's "your team" in the WH.

      • leweb
        +5

        I may have mentioned this already, but these discussions always bring to mind the quote from Douglas Adams:

        “The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them. To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

        • NotWearingPants
          +4

          Much wisdom in that.

          PanGalactic GargleBlasters all around.

          • Gozzin
            +4

            I agree. I really enjoyed his writing and still have my old and yellowed HGTTG book.

    • AdelleChattre
      +5

      What is it about a strong religious upbringing that prepares people for careers in government? Perhaps it's an abiding respect for authority? Dedication to service in the public good? Strength of character?

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