Machiavelli Would Be Insulted

…by the comparison

Former Bush Aide Apologizes for ‘Machiavelli’ Jibe
By Randall Mikkelsen

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former senior aide to President Bush (news – web sites) apologized on Monday after being quoted in an article saying a band of “Mayberry Machiavellis” were running a White House where politics trumped policy.”