M a t t . T r e d e r

Oh, the shame of it

In Politics on February 20, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Obama’s cabinet has no CEOs

From Politico:

In President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, there is a Nobel Prize winner, a former mayor and a veteran CIA agent. Surrounding him in the White House West Wing are a former four-star general, one of the nation’s most eminent economists and a handful of this generation’s most talented political operatives.

This constellation of talent, however, has something of a black hole. There is virtually no one on Obama’s team with outsized achievements or a high-profile reputation earned in the world of business.

There are no former CEOs in the Obama Cabinet. …

This is a notable absence …

The tone of the piece: What a crying shame this is. Because after all, big business has such a hard time getting the collective ear of our elected politicians…

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