Aphorisms for a non-scandal

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Jack Kelly agrees with Paul Mirengoff that the story of the eight fired U.S. Attorneys is a non-scandal. Jack embellishes his column on the non-scandal with a few aphorisms that add to the analysis:

To its enemies, the most endearing quality of the Bush administration must be the frequency with which the Bushies act as if they’ve done something wrong, even when they haven’t.
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If the boss wants you to do something, and it isn’t illegal, immoral or fattening, you should do it. If you choose not to do it, you shouldn’t be surprised to find yourself pounding the pavement.
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[T]here is a big difference between being a bumbling fool and being a crook.

It is a gift to be able to extract pithy life lessons from the sorry spectacle before us.
UPDATE: One aphorism occurs to me in connection with Kelly’s column: It is a fool’s errand to speak up for someone who will not speak up for himself.
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