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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.

Self-Created Problems

There would have been no "affair" had the president not made an off-the-cuff comment about an incident about which he had inadequate knowledge. That created the "affair", with a mildly negative impact on the president personally and perhaps a greater impact on his program. Better to be silent and thought insensitive than to speak out and prove it.

By Slade Gorton

 |  August 4, 2009; 10:28 AM ET
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There was no insensitivity....just the truth being told....and America couldn't handle it! The problem was expanded by the public's inability to deal with the truth. The President had to "recalibrate" the phraseology so that America would not continue to be apoplectic when dealing with the truth.

Posted by: B767400 | August 4, 2009 12:39 PM
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