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The Procedural Presidency of George Bush
Kerry Mullins and Aaron Wildavsky seek to explain inconsistencies in President George Bush's behavior and policies as a consequence of his adherence to principles of "inclusive hierarchy" tinged with fatalism. These principles lead the president to try to reconcile conflicting interests without a synthesizing "vision thing" to guide and explain his actions. They deem Bush's belief in the importance of procedures worthy but not a substitute for a sense of direction.

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