thickheadedness


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Cushing's running commentary is sympathetic to Castro's revolution, but even he notes that "almost every designer has anecdotes of creative work thwarted by political inappropriateness or bureaucratic thickheadedness."
At times, The X-Files shows the FBI hindering Mulder's and Scully's work simply out of bureaucratic inertia, incompetence, and all-around thickheadedness. But as the series developed, it began to suggest that the opposition to Mulder and Scully is the product of sinister forces working within the FBI or at least exerting pressure on it from other branches of the federal government.
He seems to blame his own thickheadedness while handing her thunderbolts.