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‘Slow walking’ as a post-democratic tactic

From The Confidence Men, by Ron Suskind, pg 459:

Geithner denied the charge, later made in internal White House documents, that “once a decision is made, implementation by the Department of the Treasury has at times been slow and uneven,” and that “these factors all adversely affect execution of the policy process.” The parlance for that is “slow walking.” “I don’t slow walk the president on anything,” he said. “People who wanted to do other things often accused me of slow walking, but I would never do that.” But Tim Geithner added, with some satisfaction, the battle over restructuring the financial industry “was resolved in the classic way, that plan beats no plan. “No one else had a plan.” Including Barack Obama.

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