While watching last night's CBS interviews of both candidates (Click here!), there was one response from John McCain that almost knocked me out of my chair.
When asked about his comments regarding SEC Chairman Christopher Cox, McCain said...wait for it...
"Technically he can't be, quote, fired," McCain said. "But I'll tell you: When I'm President, if I want somebody to resign, they resign."
Aside from the fact that he was not called out for this, or even asked a follow up question on the ethics of such a position, I have two questions:* WTF? They resign, or what happens exactly? * How does this differentiate McCain's approach from the current 'Troopergate' investigation? Isn't this the same type of thinking that led to Troopergate?
At what cost? Does he intend to invest x hours of time, money and energy to circumvent the system of checks and balances he purports so recently to embrace? Nice....how very 'maverick-y' of you, Senator. Maybe if things don't go well with the many ethics investigations (now and in the future?), some investigators can be expected to be 'sleepin' with the fishes'.
I've been working in the corporate environment for most of my career, and have managed people, teams and projects of various sizes. I'm sure most of us have run into managers or executives with this passive aggressive mind set, but it's frightening to see McCain wave it around like a badge of honor.