"Take the severance package, Hayward. The rest of the board wanted a ritual slaying."
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"Let's go back to the scenario in which none of this is my fault."
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"Advertise! Advertise! That's always been your answer for everything."
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"We must root out corruption at the highest levels of government and make it look like it's happening at the lowest levels of government."
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"That's the fifth time this year your metabolism has changed."
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"I'm not going to lie to you. That's what Hendricks is here for."
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"Thats for missing the bunt sign!" "Yeah, and that's for striking out on ball four, you loser!"
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An executive walks the plank during a boardroom meeting.
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"You can't spend your political life hiding behind being Canadian."
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"It's time to stop blaming everything on the Tartars, Mr. Ragner."
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"The book wasn't intended to hurt my stepmother - it was to help myself and others like me begin to heal."
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"Of course, once you're a scapegoat you long to be dead wood again."
"I never had a problem before those goddam Bob Dole ads."
What Went Wrong?
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"Teamwork is essential here. Without it, we couldn't blame others for our mistakes."
"Day 431: I finally caught a glimpse of the elusive scapegoat."
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Excuse Cards: "If one doesn't work, try another!"
"Surely you can't hold me responsible for what others might say."
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"Plan B is firing however came up with Plan A."
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"This is Abramson, our new piñata."
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"Harper, we'd like you to become the company fall guy. The position comes with a generous severance package."
"To be perfectly honest, Pete, I'm not sure it's Clear Channel that's holding us back."
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"Look, you're never going to make any progress in therapy if you keep blaming other people for your problems."
"Well, that's just the way it is, Jensen - we hang together or we'll hang separately."