August 22, 2006

Well, it's plain to see which party my company's execs pander to.

I'm not saying the man is a current candidate. I'm not saying that he did well. However, this kind of gratuitous insult of a presidential candidate by a corporate executive - and not even as a direct comment, but as an icon of ridicule - sort of ignores the possibilities that some of his employees might, in fact, have supported that candidate and that party. Regardless of how well that candidate did, the tactics utilized might have disgusted said employees, whose efforts and support the executive(s) presumably need.

Or, of course, it could actually be a statement about what sort of viewpoints and employees they really want inside their company. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt, here.

Plus, does said exec realize he's talking about the senator that represents his corporate headquarters' state?

Addendum: in re: feedback - yes, I realize I do not much more than rant about politics here myself. I'd like to point out that on this blog I do not represent Novell, and no part of it is hosted on their machinery or network. Nor are statements I make here intended to convey Novell policy of any sort. This is a *critical* difference. If the Exec in question had made this statement in a personal venue, more power to him. He, however, made it while being interviewed by the press as 'Novell's CTO' - which is a vastly different thing. Posted by jbz at August 22, 2006 11:11 AM | TrackBack


Oh, sure. Just either way the company is fairly evil. ;)

Posted by: Luis at August 23, 2006 10:55 PM

Yes, I do realize that. However, again, there's a world of difference between contributing to a particular candidate and actively using the name of your corporate HQ's senator as an object of ridicule in a public statement.

Posted by: jbz at August 22, 2006 10:41 PM

You do realize Novell is one of Orrin Hatch's biggest corporate donors, right?

Posted by: Luis at August 22, 2006 8:28 PM
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