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It got talks happening around the clock in Washington were watching minute by minute.
As to when.
If the government will shut down -- so far a lot of blame game going on on both sides of the island negotiations.
Are really coming down to the wire joining me now.
Is a man known as a master negotiator when it comes to some of the toughest situations.
Ken Feinberg -- BP compensation fund administrator thank you for being here let's be here.
Well first of all if you were in charge of negotiating.
Or -- you were a part of one of these sides.
What to do to get over the impasse is that we apparently have here.
While there are a couple of issues in any negotiation this one's.
A good example first -- running up against a deadline.
Most of the real final.
Details of a negotiation as you know.
Occur in the waning days when the clock is ticking you know that didn't even a run out of time.
And you find usually.
The most flexibility the most concessions.
The most effort to reach a compromise.
The last few minutes the last few hours.
What makes this so complex is the people that -- negotiating.
Are constrained by the peak their principles you don't know.
At the table.
How far you can bear and because you realize -- a -- You can only go as far as the people you represent.
So here even though you've got very -- negotiators at the table -- a camera deal.
I'm sure this saying to one another -- I can't go any further because my principles -- I won't be able -- the Limbaugh.
The rest of the delegation and the rest of the principles the rest of the people -- purportedly represent so it's a very difficult negotiation well.
May be more difficult for the Republicans because John Boehner has to go back to those people you're talking about -- many of -- -- the Tea Party.
Party who feel that we'd better have this kind of cuts or or else and -- that the people who -- -- that the negotiation may be kicked.
Out of office I would be very surprised I'm not -- of any of this but I would be very surprised if the speaker.
Has it made it clear.
For a number of days now money he ends are tirade as to how much flexibility.
I have to remain credible and I have to be able to deliver -- On my negotiated promised so she I'm -- war -- is trying to use the fact.
That he is constrained by some of his members as to how far he can go here.
Now you and your employees are funded by BP so you don't have to worry about anything you're not funded by the government but.
Do you think we're gonna -- -- -- Again I read the newspapers like everybody else I have absolutely no inside baseball on this.
It -- most citizens would think.
You would believe that by the end of the day.
Before the clock -- so somehow.
They'll find a way to make a deal I mean the president is leaning on both sides.
Pretty god -- -- come up with some resolution.
We could be wrong because so much of this is politics -- so look like that the two sides really like each other although yesterday when Boehner and Reid stood next to each other during one of the press and press conference is David and I were sitting there saying what about -- -- next to each other they were having a conversation.
-- they hate each other.
-- I don't think -- have access and you don't know when these things again I'm not I have no inside knowledge of this.
But when you negotiate.
Most of the time you realize -- The perfect is the enemy of the good did you got to reach some accommodation.
-- and -- compromise and secondly I think most times negotiators understand that.
That they can put them -- effective negotiators can put themselves in the other guy's shoes.
And realize that when it's all over -- let's go have a a sandwich together -- drink and celebrate the fact that the deals -- We thought it would be so important to bring you because you've negotiated some of the most unbelievably emotional things like the 9/11.
Issues and -- the asbestos and and I mean there -- -- whole host of things Agent Orange she negotiated those several months.
-- won't -- if you were advising the Democrats right now.
Who do not controlled house what would you say to them.
I don't have to give the Democrats -- on the majority leader any any advice.
I think they understand that at the end of the day the day he won't benefit nobody will really benefit from shut down and the only advice you make you -- you're going up to the eleventh hour and the eleventh hour and fifty ninth minute with the idea.
That that that at the end of the negotiating period you really wanna try.
And bend this -- as you can to come couples.
The master negotiator himself Ken Feinberg thank you very much.
Much -- love to have you here especially on a day like this book of so much breaking news David back to.
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