Google Chairman Eric “Schmidt, 57, was offered the job of Treasury or Commerce Secretary or a new ‘Secretary of Business’ slot, according to the Washington Examiner,” Jennifer O’Mahony reports for The Telegraph.
“Mr Schmidt’s rebuttal was swift, however, as he told the Wall Street Journal in an interview yesterday: ‘I said last time and I’ve said again that Google is my home. I have no interest in working for the federal government,'” O’Mahony reports. “Mr Schmidt played in a key role in the re-election of President Barack Obama last month, helping to oversee Google’s $700,000 donation to his campaign.”
O’Mahony reports, “Mr Schmidt also helped to promote Obama’s jobs bill in 2011 when the President asked Congress for a new round of stimulus spending and was faced with deadlock after Republicans rejected key elements of the plans.”
“The news comes as Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-Chief of US Vogue, was announced as a possible candidate for the post of US ambassador to the UK or France,” O’Mahony reports. “Wintour co-hosted a $40,000 a head event in June at actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s home, and in August hosted a Connecticut dinner that cost $35,800 per person at movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s house. By the end of the campaign she was one of Mr Obama’s top ten fundraisers.”
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