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  •  Mitt's crony COO, FraserBullock lacked experience (0+ / 0-)

    And as a consequence of Mitt Romney's hiring choice, the SLOC had to hire experts and consultants to advise the CEO and COO.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    In Our Opinion
    Romney’s bold SLOC choice
    The Deseret News
    Apr. 7, 1999
    Jay Evensen was the Editorial page editor
    The first impression is that Fraser Bullock, the newly recommended chief operating officer of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee, is a clone of Mitt Romney, SLOC’s CEO.
    Both worked together at Bain & Company in Boston and then left to establish Bain Capital Inc. a venture-capital company. Both graduated from Brigham Young University, and both are members of the LDS church.
    That is not lost on Romney, who in introducing Bullock to SLOC board members via a memo noted, “another white male Mormon wasn’t (my) first preference.” But after interviewing a number of candidates from the United States and abroad, Romney concluded that Bullock was the compelling choice to assist him as the No. 2 administrator of SLOC.

    Who talks like that? What does that even mean?

    That he preferred a black female Mormon? (But he couldn't find one?)

    Or a white male Muslim? (But he couldn't find any he trusted?)

    Still, the appointment is a referendum on Romney. U.S. Olympic Committee Executive Director Dick Shultz and others encouraged Romney to hire someone with an Olympic background. And while Romney acknowledges that finding someone with Olympic experience would have been a plus, he’s convinced that Bullock’s strengths more than offset that lack of experience.
    Then, because neither Romney nor Bullock had any Olympic experience they had to hire experts and consultants to advise them.
    To complement both Romney and Bullock, SLOC needs to hire Olympic experts and consultants, possibly including some of the past Games’ officials.
    [SLOC Management Committee, met Thursday after April 7, 1999 – if minutes were ever released it might disclose who else was considered]
    Romney said, of his 18 year association with Bullock, “My confidence and trust in Fraser’s capability will permit me to take the more active external marketing and community roles SLOC will require.”
    Despite his glowing credentials, Bullock should be appointed chief operating officer primarily for this reason: He’s the person Romney wants for the job.

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