Rule #6 (and Redux): "Politics is the enemy of good government."
Rule #7: "The biggest detriment to public service is the public."
Rule #8: - "The second biggest detriment to public service is the service."
Rule #9: "There's a reason; there's ALWAYS a reason."
Rule #10: "The Law is a harsh mistress: The rigorous and exacting application of which can benefit of society when used correctly to advance good policy and block bad, and be the bane of society when used incorrectly to advance bad policy and block good."
Special note: when I googled rule #7 to see if I could find a full post about it I got the following bloggers commenting on it.
- Interchangeable Parts: Pensgirl references it in the comments. Without a link!
- Wired Blogs, February 2006: Bureaucrats Have More Rules Than Forecasters, where he says that he would have made #7 the #1 Rule (and back when there were only 15 Rules)
- Miniver Cheevy, prompted by the Wired Blogs and links back to the Notorious ADB