Ah... principle... the reason why smart and morally good people usually aren't rich. And the reason why the spineless and stupid rule the world. Are you saying what Lt. Potter did strikes you as smart?
The people who rule the world may be immoral, but they are more cunning than you, otherwise they wouldnt' be rulling the world.
I am saying she is morally good. Smart is a matter of opinion and point of view, of course. Sticking to principles of morale or good sportsmanship (just to name two) can be either smart or stupid.
In my opinion (as you can see here), principles and good morale are smart in the long run, while spineless- and ruthlessness leads to self-destruction eventually.
And as for "more cunning than me", you are not in a position to judge that.
Besides... lately, if I take a good long look at our "cunning but immoral" leaders I DON'T
get the feeling they are pretty s.m.a.r.t...
Simulating the behavior of another system is called emulation when talking about robots or computers I believe. °O
Let's all go to Principle!