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Presidents Share Shutdown Pains, Even If They Don't Think So

Jan 09, 2019 - New York Observer

In the 1980s James Bond movie Never Say Never Again, the villain Maximillian Largo tries an interesting way to kill off the protagonist, with a video game.  After they play an electronic version of "Risk," Bond gets a nasty shock...literally... from his control panel. "Oh I forgot to tell you," the villain smirks. "Unlike armchair generals, we will share the pain of our soldiers when we lose." And of course, as the game ramps up, so does the voltage.

Most people, even presidents themselve...