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Slade Gorton
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Slade Gorton

A former U.S. Senator and Washington State Attorney General, Slade Gorton served on the 9/11 Commission.

Now It's Obama's Responsibility

He who pays the piper calls the tune. When GM sought and accepted the government's money, it accepted the White House crew as a de facto board of directors. And given the leadership provided by Rick Wagoner, the decision was a reasonable one. Two other points. One, Ford will be much more reluctant than it already is to seek a federal bailout. And, two, if Wagoner's successor fails, it's Obama's failure.

By Slade Gorton

 |  March 31, 2009; 3:28 PM ET
Category:  Economic crisis Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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