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“There’s an old saying in the Pentagon – they call it the mushroom theory, about civilian appointees: you bring them in, keep them in the dark for a year, feed ‘em bullshit, and harvest a new crop the next year.”
— Former Navy secretary and U.S. senator James Webb, speaking Thursday at the Center for the National Interest about the challenges facing new Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel inside the Pentagon.
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Webb the mushroom never did live up to his potential, if he had any.  Now he's trying to explain why. What a stupid thing to say, on many levels.


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