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Re: Chertoff

Rich, I’m sympathetic to your impulse, but I think right now the best thing the admin could do is get Chertoff out front. They look flat-footed. Mike looks like he’s going a mile a minute in the rare moments when he’s just sitting there. He’s smart, organized, tireless and he doesn’t need a script – in much the way Rudy never needed a script – to explain convincingly how everything that can be done is being done (assuming, one prays, that that is true). If they want not only to get a grip but look like they’re getting a grip, he’s what the doctor ordered.

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