Rule #1: Avoid Prosecution

Obama should get a cut of the royalties.Title: “Rumsfeld’s Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life”

Author: Donald Rumsfeld

Rank: 33

Blurb: “Distilled from a career of unusual breadth and accomplishment, and organized under practical topics like hiring people, running a meeting, and dealing with the press, Rumsfeld’s Rules can benefit people at every stage in their careers and in every walk of life, from aspiring politicos and industrialists to recent college graduates, teachers, and business leaders.”

Review: “The book is chock full of practical tips that are just as useful for a mom running a household as a CEO running a Fortune 500 company.”

Customers Also Bought: “Why Coolidge Matters: Leadership Lessons from America’s Most Underrated President”

Footnote: Don’t buy books from war crooks.

Rumsfeld’s Rules [Amazon]

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Perhaps lesson one should have been: You go to war with the facts you have—not the bullshit and wishful thinking you want and try to spin at a later time.

One solace in this is that Bush, Cheney, Rummy, David Addington and the like can never go to Europe, especially near The Hague.

@BobCens: Didn’t work in Iraq, but they’ve successfully created their own reality in America.

Richard Nixon describing Rumsfeld to Bob Haldeman in 1971, “He’s a ruthless little bastard. You can be sure of that.” Just the kind of guy who is chock full of practical tips that are … useful for a mom running a household. If only all moms everywhere were more like Rummy.

@Dave H:
If mommy were Joan “NO WIRE HANGERS!” Crawford.

Sally is trapped alone with a fake grandma and a fake brother.

Speed kills. I’m still wondering if I took speed along with Don.

@ManchuCandidate: Speed kills with boredom, yes. All hopped up and nothing to do.

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