Sorry, I don't want to sound picky but I just don't think Scrimgeour should be compared to Clinton, at least, not after his actions in the last book (I don't want to spoil it, but if you've read it, you know what I'm talking about).
No I agree. My point was that, if anyone could closely be compared to Clinton it was Scrimgour and his desire to have Harry “hangout” at the ministry to enhance the image of the ministry.
But you’re right, his actions in the last book are definitely NOT Clintonlike.
I think Scrimgeour is more of a Lincoln type - blow off the Constitution for the Bigger Purpose.
Not to start a fight or anything ... it's definitely admirable, in a way, and certainly not an indicator of personal evil or weakness.