I recently completed Leah Remini's wonderful book, Troublemaker. In the book, one sees a bit of the personality of David Miscavige. Leah reveals the events surrounding Tom Cruise's wedding in Italy. According to the book, there were many, many awkward moments caused by the clumsy and heavy-handed attempted manipulations of David Miscavige. It appears as though DM and TC were hoping to create a magnificent and lovely storybook SCIENTOLOGY wedding so the adoring paparazzi would flock to Scientology. But normal folks don't respond to DavidM or TomC the way Scientologists would, and certainly not the way an SO member would. The wedding was a PR disaster. With a drunken Norman Starkey grabbing Brooke Shields and SO goons hanging around, why wouldn't it be a fun time? BECAUSE STAFF SCIENTOLOGISTS ARE WEIRD IN SOCIAL SETTINGS. DM and TC were trying to position JayLo and her husband, Mark Antony close to the wedding couple. But JayLo was only there as a fun thing to do with Leah. JayLo wasn't really close to TC or Katie. DM and TC were using Leah to create a contrived closeness with THE OTHER CELEB COUPLE, JayLo and Mark. JayLo took a pass. It's apparent to me that DM is way over his head as top Scieno exec and has no idea how to fix his Church. Dave's formative years were as an SO exec, not a junior level manager learning all the posts and working his way up. Was Dave a body router? a reg? a course supervisor? a letter reg? No, no, no. The world outside of Scientology is nothing like the SO. Non-Scientologists aren't all about compliance or flowing power to power. The SO exec personality was invented by LRH and isn't capable of fixing the organization, but very good at punishing. Dave is GREAT AT PUNISHMENT. Dave's only public foray was on Nightline with Ted Koppel. Dave's comments were rehearsed and rehearsed. Like an actor learning his lines. Dave has NO experience with folks outside of the COS (who are not employed by him). This equates to NO UNDERSTANDING of the non-Scientologist and this explains his complete inability to get new people into Scientology. Dave's ONE MAJOR SKILL is being able to intimidate SO members by carrying out punishments. That one skill has served him well. It's the same skill set dictators have. I see DM in a mental cage, falling back on the only skills he has--building orgs and punishing people, hoping someone of substance will acknowledge him. We can expect to see more stupid decisions and more punishments and more buildings, but not much in the way of expansion.