In other words, to paraphrase the old saw, "Never attribute to malice that which may adequately be explained by incompetence and/or ignorance"? Well, *THAT* is reassuring, make no mistake about it. We're NOT the victims of active malfeasance, just of raging serial ineptitude. Warms the cockles of my soul, it does. I can sleep much better at night now knowing that the Administration is not *trying* to wreck the republic; it just *is* by sheer blind luck.