Colin Powell Set To Be Marginalized Again

This is what President George Bush did to Colin Powell: He saw that he was an extremely popular public figure; gave him an initial high-ranking, visible position (Secretary of State); did all the real maneuvering behind his back (with Dick Cheney); waited until he needed his public persona the most and used it to defend a shaky premise (invading Iraq); and then left Powell to take the public hit when that premise was proven faulty.

This is what MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is going to do to Colin Powell: See that Powell is an extremely popular public figure; give him an initial high-ranking, visible position (top investor in the Washington Nationals); do most of the major maneuvering behind his back (with Peter Angelos); wait until he needs Powell's public persona the most and use it to defend a shaky premise (a publicly financed stadium in DC); and then leave Powell to take the heat when that premise is proven faulty.

Who ever said a couple of good car salesmen couldn't find themselves a quality sucker?

Powell Joins Nationals Investors [Washington Business Journals]