Friday, April 01, 2005
Vodkapundit points out that Friedman makes, what I consider, an unforgivable error in attempting to use a poker analogy.

Friedman wrote:
And this poker hand is seven-card stud, no-limit Texas Hold 'Em.
Which, as Vodkapundit points out, makes no sense (although I suppose technically Texas Hold'em is a form of seven-card stud - so perhaps Friedman got this from some poker website that was explaining variations of poker - but it still makes no sense).

In context, I think Friedman was trying to make the point that secretary of states have to deal with issues that are determined by randomness and luck. So I think the best analogy would really have been five card stud - you get five cards and you are stuck with them. No matter how crummy they are you have to play them (or fold them).
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