Wednesday, May 25, 2005
I'm running out of options. I can't buy Coke, I won't buy Wal-Mart, Nestle is pretty bad, and now it looks like I may never have access to any information, ever.
Dan Senor, [Google's newly hired] Global Communications and Strategy VP, has a CV guaranteed to have Register columnist Otto Z Stern firing a celebratory fusillade skywards from his compound in New Mexico.
A former Senior Associate at the Carlyle Group, Senor was briefly Scott McLellan's deputy as White House spokesman before becoming head of the the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq's information department. The White House web site bills him as Senior Advisor to Presidential Envoy L. Paul Bremer III. Fox News hired Senor as a panelist in February. While in Iraq Senor showed his loyalty by going jogging in a Bush-Cheney '04 tracksuit.
Even the most inocuous-seeming, unassuming little nerd-born companies may grow into monsters. That's just the nature of capital, isn't it? (That film The Corporation, which I commend highly to all, examines the traits of a corporation and classifies them under human terms. The prognosis: sociopath. Ha!) I found this on DU, and one poster wondered what kind of terror the Bad Guys could wage with access to, oh, all the fucking information in the world.
Senor, as assistant White House spokesperson and head shill for the CPA, brings some invaluable skillsets to the table: deception, lies, and bullshit. If there are three things we need more of in this society, those they be.