"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Friday, January 09, 2009

Have we learned nothing?

CEOs make shitty government executives. Can't we get over this idea that having an MBA is a qualification for government? Hell, it's not even a qualification for running a company! Nearly all of the douchebags who tanked the economy had MBAs. And look at Bush the C-student. Mr. MBA. Yeah, that's worked out really well for the country, hasn't it.

I say we shut all the MBA programs down and use the money to fund more liberal arts education. That way people might actually learn something.

Why am I ranting on about this? Because that paragon of success, Meg Whitman, former President and CEO of eBay is considering a run for the governor's seat in California. But this above all makes her unfit to hold public office outside of Africa or the Muslim world.

As California's voters grapple with a series of weighty issues, from stem cell research to the death penalty to the state's chronic budget crisis, Whitman's views on one contentious subject have become known: she backed Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative passed by voters in November to outlaw gay marriage in the state.

Her support for the proposal extended beyond voting for it; she is rumoured to have made a substantial donation to the campaign, a move that if confirmed could cause her problems as she courts the moderate voters essential to any successful Republican candidate.

Surprise! She's a hater!

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