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Whoa. To equate my statement that both Senators endorse McDonald's appointment

as an endorsement is quite a stretch, not to mention following it with a questioning of my Dem bona fides.
Up to this point I have never felt that I had to come on DU and defend my political stance.

I am, however, a realist re Ohio politics and know that Rob Portman will likely be a US Senator from Ohio as long as he cares to be and I'm not going to waste energy shadow-boxing against him, though I have faithfully voted for his Dem. opponent, even when that opponent didn't offer much promise as a candidate or potential Senator.

For your sake, I hope your wife is offered an early retirement package so that you can be safely on your way. As with P&G benefits, we have found the P&G retirement quite comfortable, thank you very much.

Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jun 30, 2014, 06:26 PM (1 replies)

Sorry for your Mom/Democrat in Boehner's district.

Perhaps you heard the President say during his announcement that Bob McDonald lived six years in Japan. - That's at least six years that he can't be accused of tampering with democracy in Boehner's district.

We Democrats have to not be too paranoid about what is mostly routine life changes.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jun 30, 2014, 06:08 PM (0 replies)

"fired from P&G"; "jerk and asshole"?

Those words may be an overstatement.

Disclaimer: I am a lifelong resident of Cincinnati; spouse & I are both former P&G employees, not during McDonald's tenure.

Procter & Gamble did quite well during McDonald's tenure. Apparently, he did not fit the mold for P&G CEOs - he was trained as an engineer and was more detail-oriented than a big-picture guy or a glad-hander.

Both Ohio Senators are enthusiastic about this pick, and I wish him well.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jun 30, 2014, 03:19 PM (1 replies)

Are you referring to Procter & Gamble (P&G)?

Not PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric?)
No, I do not know to whom you are referring as a (past) potential challenger to Boehner.
Please be more specific re person and timing of this alleged misdoing by Procter & Gamble, and then connect it to Robert McDonald.
For instance, if this alleged incident occurred 10-15 years ago, what was his position at the time and where was he located?

I am a life-long resident of Cincinnati, which is not and never has been in Boehner's district. Boehner's district has always been in the counties north of Hamilton County. That area has always been strongly Republican.

I and spouse are both former P&G employees of Procter & Gamble.
We never felt any intimidation regarding our political choices though it was well known that the upper brass were Republican, though of the more moderate type, in that they strongly and generously promoted the common good in the community. Procter & Gamble brass generally came from all over the US, and now the world, and, therefore, had a broader view than many of the locals.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jun 30, 2014, 03:06 PM (1 replies)

VA problems are too big for prtisanship.

Actually, the administration and the country are fortunate to get a man of this caliber and background.
No one has attacked his integrity.

OH Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) and all local Dems are hailing the appointment.

Not everyone is into politics the way most DUers are.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jun 30, 2014, 11:55 AM (2 replies)

Sen. Brown (D) and Sen. Portman (R) are both cheering this appointment.

Politicos of both parties in the Cincinnati area are speaking up for Mr. McDonald.

He is an engineer by training, and specializes in working on the problems to be solved, rather than glad-handing.

Although he is a registered Republican and a donor, he has not been a political activist.
(I think it's rather hard for those of us on DU, who are so very interested in political doings, to realize that not everyone cares all that much).
Since his retirement at P&G, he has been active in civic projects that need leadership and resources.

I'm hoping for the best, though it would not be unfair for him to be asked about his political donations.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jun 30, 2014, 02:06 AM (0 replies)

First post?

Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Jun 29, 2014, 07:58 PM (0 replies)

See Josh Pichler's article on cincinnati.com re McDonald's


Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Jun 29, 2014, 07:55 PM (0 replies)

He has supported Republicans, including Romney, in past elections. nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Jun 29, 2014, 07:42 PM (0 replies)

McDonald lives in Indian Hill, an elite suburb of Cincinnati.

Indian Hill is one of the areas of largest political donations to Republicans.
It would not surprise me if his nomination was pushed by Sen. Rob Portman, also from a monied local family.
Nevertheless, his civic duty as one trained at the Military Academy may impel him to be a good leader in this respect.

His separation from P&G was not completely of his own choosing.
The company was so anxious for new leadership that they brought back a former CEO to succeed hm.

Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Jun 29, 2014, 07:38 PM (0 replies)
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