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Hartwig.jpgSince filing my first-hand blog reports on the how insurers were beaten like a piata at a recent Congressional hearing on Hurricane Katrina claims, I’ve heard some grumbling that perhaps my account was too theatrical, and that I didn’t give a fair assessment of how the industry’s sole witness–Insurance Information Institute President Bob Hartwig–represented the business. One party complained that I made him sound like a lamb being led to slaughter. All I can tell you is, you had to be there.

(If you want to refresh your memory, or check out my coverage for the first time, I filed two blog entries on the hearing. You can access “Insurers On The Hot Seat” here and “Mr. Friedman Goes To Washington” here.)

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