Sunday, November 06, 2011

Herman Cain Is Definitely a Business Executive

He proved that nicely in his tantrum with the press tonight. When I saw it, all the memories of nasty bosses came back:

- No, don't even go there.

- Just listen for thirty seconds. (He did have presence of mind enough to realize he shouldn't say "Shut up.")

- We are getting back on message, end of story.

The video is really worth watching. The reporters' refusal to respond to the boss-is-mad messages really irritates him. So he lets go with one ineffective parting shot.

- Where’s my chief of staff? Please send him the journalistic code of ethics.

Getting a lackey to send the document that tells a reporter how he should act toward the boss, even when Cain isn't his boss, combines so many tropes of the corporate guy-in-charge that I think they're all bursting my brain.

I would not want to have worked for this man.


Anonymous said...

The fact that you would not want to work for him may count in his favor as a presidential candidate.

To get the US out of the abysmal mess it has worked its way into, is going to take a damned thick skinned SOB with half a clue as to how the world works, for a change.

Cheryl Rofer said...

And, judging from today's news, that ain't Herman Cain.