Will the Real "Cabal" Please Stand Up?
11:37 AM, Oct 20, 2005 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
Here's what the chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell had to say yesterday at a Washington, DC think-tank:
Let's see. Voters elect a president and vice president. Once in office, the president and vice president attempt implement the principles and policies they campaigned on. They direct the unelected bureaucrats in the executive branch to carryout those policies, including those who disagree with those polices. This process apparently meets the definition of a "cabal" in the mind of the former chief of staff. Of course, others may characterize a group of unelected bureaucrats who act in an insubordinate manner and decide not to carryout the decisions made their elected leaders as a "cabal."