Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Why Isn’t Paul Otellini Being Listened to in the White House?

From CNN, via HotAir.

Paul Otellini is the current  Evil CEO of Intel, the largest computer chip maker in the world.  Intel is, by any definition, a raging American success story and is something that we have all too little of in America today.  Intel is an exporter.  As you will hear in the video at the link, 75% of their revenues are overseas.

Mr. Otellini has some strong, common-sense ideas on how to make the US a more hospitable place for companies to do business in in the long term and on how to get the damn thing back out of the ditch in the short term.  He says in the interview that he has had more meetings with Obama administration officials in the last two years than he had with anyone in the Bush administration in eight years.  The interviewer asks what more he would like to see from the administration and he answers that he would like to see them take action. 

And therein lies the problem.  The White House is full of ideologues and theorists who can talk beautifully about bullshit but don’t have the slightest idea of how to put those theories to work or even if they should be put to work.

I like the juxtaposition at HotAir of Alan Greenspan, one of the Smartest People in the World, talking out of his ass again just above Otellini making practical sense.

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