Great minds think alike. That was my first reaction, readingMaureen Dowd's column in the esteemed New York Times. Maureenechoed my sentiments on the Tiger Woods debacle, expressed in myNoRiskZone blog on Friday, Dec. 4.

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In her column on Sunday titled “The Lady and the Tiger,” Ms.Dowd discussed the public relations failures of Tiger Woods andDesiree Rogers, social secretary for President Obama. Rogers is atthe center of a controversy involving alleged White House partycrashers, Michaele and Tareq Salahi.

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Of Woods and Rogers, she said, “trouble trespassed into theirprivileged worlds and both responded the same foolish way.”

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Ms. Dowd continued, “They presumptuously put themselves beyondauthority and, despite all the public relations support on earth,broke the first rule of scandal: Don't stonewall. Admit yourmistake before others piece together the embarrassing facts.Reflexive clampdowns don't work in an era when privacy is passé andwhen some media outlets are out there giving cash incentives fortrue confessions and fake reality.”

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You can read Maureen Dowd's column at this link:

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/06/opinion/06dowd.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

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