Old advice – Fix it and get it off the front page

I received a call from an old friend today. When I say old friend, I don’t mean someone I met at a conference five years ago. His house was across fence from mine when we were growing up. He used to work here in Sacramento in politics but has gone home to run his family’s agriculture business. He’s enjoying life as a farmer, and I was happy to hear from him.

When he was still in Sacramento, we would get together for lunch and talk shop.  He reminded me today of something I mentioned one day over lunch about dealing with a crisis.  He said, “You told me, there are only two things you have to do in a major crisis, fix the problem and get it off the front page. Looks like BP is failing at both of those.”

Yes Matt, the definitely are.

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