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    Gilmore, NYFM

    I was there in the meetings between Poli and the membership representatives. McCartin wrote a good book, but he wasn't there either.

    Poli did what the controllers directed him to do. He was very direct about the possible consequences - probably too direct in the case of the June meetings.

    Unfortunately, none of us believed that Reagan and his cohorts would be stupid enough to handle the situation the way they did.

    Poli was the fall guy, but he was not an "unmitigated disaster".

    The "unmitigated disaster" was the people in the White House who reneged on promises and previous negotiations because they didn't believe that PATCO was a real union and that the members of PATCO were afraid to go on strike.

    As it turns out, they were wrong.

    OK. And now we begin the part of the show where we pull out individual words and phrases of the commenter to try to determine the "real" meaning of the comment.... let the games begin.

    by hillbrook green on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 03:33:03 PM PDT

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