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Presidential Decisionmaking And Error

So in the post below, I expressed my unhappiness with people who - with no meaningful data - built a narrative critical of the White House. I claimed that they did so because they were more interested in selling a narrative than telling the truth.

I still believe that.

But...I've been contacted by someone who I reasonably believe has meaningful data, and who set out for me information that places the White House in a pretty bad position on this. I'll leave it to others who can disclose sources to make more of a public issue of this - but I know enough now to question my own assertions.

It's complicated, but I want to suggest that I was both right (that critics didn't have enough information to make the partisan claims they were making) and wrong (in saying that the White House had performed well).

Sigh. Reality is a cruel bitch sometimes.


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