Particularly distinguished himself as an executrickster during his tenure as Ambassador to France, where he managed to live like a rock star and charm just about everybody out of their pantaloons.
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Today's BlackBerry-wielding, expense-account impresario may think he's invented the concept of retiring at work. But such executricks have been around as long as people have labored at tasks they'd rather not perform. Following are some of the greats in the pantheon of tricksters.