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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.

First prize to Tony Hayward

Q: President Obama finally meets this week with BP chief Tony Hayward on the Gulf oil spill. From a leadership perspective, which man has been the less effective in his handling of the crisis? What should he have done differently?

The results themselves show that neither has been remotely effective.

First prize, of course, goes to BP and Tony Hayward. It's their well, their incompetence that caused the disaster, and their utter inability to limit the damage that has us still facing a seemingly unending catastrophe.

A solid second place trophy goes to a president who announces himself in charge when obviously he's not, and who seems primarily capable of issuing hollow threats.

By Slade Gorton

 |  June 15, 2010; 2:47 AM ET
Category:  Crisis leadership Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Obviously, you were Senator. Great at blaming others with no real insight or thoughtfulness

Posted by: bruce18 | June 15, 2010 11:44 AM
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Wow that was incredibly insightful and they paid you for this sort of guff?

Posted by: 11OAKHAM | June 15, 2010 9:00 AM
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