Clinton in Redmond

Will the other Bill become the new CEO of Microsoft?

According to unconfirmed rumors on the interwebs, BigMac may possibly (or may not) be the next CEO of a much despised, evil software company based in Redmond. I think this story originated over at Voip Watch Blog, and from there it’s been picked up by various blogs and news sites all over the net.

So let me be the next person, repeating this story. VoipWatch writes:

Sources near Microsoft headquarters report that over the past few months the ex cigar smoking prexy has made trips to Microsoft headquarters and has been interviewing for the top slot as the company looks at ways to transform themselves for the future. Given the global implications of technology, having a leader that is an ex country president would be massive.

Why now? Well Ballmer has driven the company. His hard charging sales leadership style helped Microsoft during a time when that approach was needed. But Microsoft folks I’ve talked to admit those days are over and a new style is needed to be more change oriented.

Given Clinton’s global stature and statesman status just imagine the possibilities of what that would mean to Microsoft.

But this is only a rumor now

Personally I think this is so far fetched that I’m almost 100% positive that it is not true. That is, I do believe that Clinton might have been hanging out at MS headquarters lately – but I doubt he will be taking over the CEO rains after Ballmer. I think this is just wishful thinking.

Let’s face it – Ballmer is an universally hated, hard core, chair chucking jerk. Clinton on the other hand, is a well liked and respected public figure. Sex jokes aside, he has a reputation of a good responsible, leader. I bet allot of people would like to see him taking the lead at Microsoft. Maybe they feel that as CEO he could perhaps straighten out the company, steer it clear of doing the super-evil crap they tend to do, or something among these lines.

I call BS! But if it turns out to be true… Well, I might need to start hating Clinton.


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