Skip to comments.Bill Clinton Spends Time In Redmond? [Rumor mill: Bill Clinton to be new CEO of Microsoft?]
Posted on 01/09/2006 3:30:53 PM PST by LibWhacker
Rumors are always abound all over the place. It could be your cousin is seeing someone a little older than they should be. Maybe your brother got a speeding ticket no one was supposed to know about. Or perhaps a former president of the United States might be considering a job at the top of a tech company.
The blog, VoIP Watch, reported on the number of visits Bill Clinton has been making to Microsoft's facilities up in Redmond, Wa. According to their reporting, Clinton has been in talks with Microsoft for several months, interviewing him for the top slot. This would mean current chief Steve Ballmer would have to step down.
Here's what I know. Sources near Microsoft headquarters report that over the past few months the ex cigar smoking prexy has made trips to Microsoft headquarters and has been interviewing for the top slot as the company looks at ways to transform themselves for the future. Given the global implications of technology, having a leader that is an ex country president would be massive.
Why now? Well Ballmer has driven the company. His hard charging sales leadership style helped Microsoft during a time when that approach was needed. But Microsoft folks I've talked to admit those days are over and a new style is needed to be more change oriented.
They went on to emphasize this is just a rumor and pointed out the trips may have to do with Clinton being on the Microsoft's board. But
with all the rumors of what's what in the tech industry, sometimes it's intriguing to speculate. Bill Clinton running Microsoft is just a rumor and probably nothing but consider the consequences, have a president of the United States running a major multinational corporation. It's been a while that's for sure.
yeah, and I'm Harvey,6'7" wabbit
"Microsoft": Monica's nickname for Wee Willie?
That move would provide me the inspiration to make my computer(s) "Microsoft Free" zones!
You'd think WANG would be interested in hiring him...
As if we don't have enough reasons not to buy Microsoft products.
Bill Clinton tried to destroy microsoft and ruin Bill Gates.
So naturally, every schmuck out there will add a Hillary conspiracy theory making this inevitable.
If they have chunky interns Slick would feel right at home.
Note to self: Sell MSFT.
Board member, maybe, but not CEO. Or maybe he's going to do commercials for them.
Cool! Now the libs will be able to blame everything on Microsoft instead of Haliburton. Oh, wait... *Smirk*
Bill has no experience in business. He always been a parasite, sucking off the public teat. This makes no sense at all.
I don't care what anyone says. THAT'S FUNNY!!!
Bwhahahahahah...oh you are bad... :)
Al Gore is on the radar, too, with his recent announced move to SF..
Is this a joke? If that happens, I'll have to toss Windows out the window.
MSFT changed their symbol to RAPE.
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