02:44:08 AM Jun 2nd 2011
This seems like shoehorning: real-life leaders spin past mistakes to their advantage, but that's not the same as a boss keeping on an employee despite an error.
- Hilary Clinton tried to use this as during her campaign for presidency. During the primaries, one big concern was health care. Hillary, who had tried and failed to pass a health care bill during the 90's, mentioned that she bore the scars of that fiasco and would make sure it wouldn't happen again.
02:43:07 AM Jun 2nd 2011
This is seemingly not an example: here it's not a blunder but deliberate betrayal.
- In Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melnibone, the emperor Elric goes off to travel and lets his cousin Yyrkoon rule in his stead in the meantime, even though Yyrkoon once betrayed him. Yyrkoon betrays him again.
- Although this could just be a phenomenal case of the Idiot Ball being bounced off Elric's pale head.
02:42:28 AM Jun 2nd 2011
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