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1.  I was voted the "Marketer of the Year" in 2008.  I won hundreds of votes (36% of the total) of marketers, agency heads and marketing-services vendors gathered at the Association of National Advertisers' annual conference, beating out Apple's 27% and Zappo's 14%.   Linda Clarizio, president of AOL's Platform A, the sponsor of the opening-night dinner attended by 750 where the votes were cast said of me, "I think he did a great job of going from a relative unknown to a household name ..."

2.  One business executive who I admire is Frederick Smith, founder of FedEx.  Smith was John McCain's finance chair in the 2008 election.  FedEx is a non-union company which, through contributions to many members of Congress, managed to get a special exemption from Congress in 1996 that banned the Teamsters from organizing FedEx workers. At the time, Ted Kennedy and Paul Simon vehemently denounced the pay off.

Updated by accumbens at Sun Apr 17, 2011 at 10:27 PM EDT

Update:  And the correct answer is Barack Obama.  slinkerwink and one other win the prize - another chance to vote for him in 2012.


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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    Pluto, G2geek

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Sun Apr 17, 2011 at 11:53:34 AM PDT

  •  I'm guessing the President. (0+ / 0-)

    I work with B2B PAC, and all views and opinions in this account are my own.

    by slinkerwink on Sun Apr 17, 2011 at 12:14:28 PM PDT

  •  Well, Obviously, Bush. (0+ / 0-)


    Sarah Palin is just an anagram for Sharia Plan

    by second gen on Sun Apr 17, 2011 at 03:38:46 PM PDT

  •  Congress banned the Teamsters.... (0+ / 0-)

    .... from organizing FedEx?

    As in, passed a law to that effect?

    And how is that even remotely constitutional?  Sounds like denial of equal protection on its face, and damn close to a bill of attainder (judging the Teamsters guilty of something and imposing the penalty of locking them out of a company).  

    •  No. The diarist engages in a bit of hyperbole. (2+ / 0-)
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      G2geek, accumbens

      FedEx employees are covered under the Railway Labor Act, which means the only way they can organize is if every location of every FedEx facility must organize at the same time, under the same contract. Which is extremely difficult to do.

      But, Congress didn't BAN the Teamsters from organizing FedEx.

      This link explains the situation. Railroaded out of Their Rights (pdf)

      Sarah Palin is just an anagram for Sharia Plan

      by second gen on Sun Apr 17, 2011 at 07:28:54 PM PDT

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      •  oh i see.... air carrier in 1971. (1+ / 0-)
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        second gen

        Clever little loophole, that.

        And yes we need to play hardball politics with this one.  

        The slimy f---s who dream up this shit deserve to die painful lonely deaths of dementia and go straight to biblical hell.  

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