I'm not certain that the the garden party turned out to be a national feel-good moment. It reeked of phony staging and a public relations photo op.
The lessons to be learned from the Gates-Cowley affair were: the President should know all the facts before he speaks; and that a quieter meeting inside the White House
without all the hoopla might have a more profound impact on the American public.
Posted by: Dermitt | August 10, 2009 2:49 PM
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