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Peter Sperry
Participant

While working for a member of Congress in the mid 80s, I called a federal agency to ask why they were putting out guidance directly contradictory to statements the President had made in a speech two weeks before. The career executive responding informed me that "The administration does not support the President's position on this issue." I didn't know whether to laugh or cry but in the future we directed our inquiries a little further up the food chain.