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In the Loop: Bob Gates, a sage for our times - The Washington Post

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Top government officials need to treat negative press as a “gift” and fire people so “everyone knows who’s in charge,” and presidents who don’t want leaks should limit the number of note-takers in meetings. Just a few of the pearls dropped by former defense secretary Bob Gates last week as he received a public service award from the National Academy of Public Administration.

Negative press is a gift???

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