Friday, November 05, 2010

USIBC's Thanksgiving

President Obama will meet with members of the U.S. India Business Council during his Asian trip.  Does he have to go that far to meet with people he regularly sees?

Albright Stonebridge (Blue) - Madelline Albright
McLarty Associates (Blue) - Mac McLarty, Carlyle Group senior adviser
Apollo Management
Blackstone Group
Carlyle Group affiliate Booz, Allen, Hamilton
Macquarie Capital
W.L. Ross (Wilbur Ross of Sago Mine Explosion, BankUnited & PPIP federal subsidies)

Bank of NY Mellon
Credit Suisse
Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan Chase
Morgan Stanley

Akin Gump
APCO Worldwide
Chertoff Group
DLA Piper (which explains the internationalization of Tea Parties)
Kirkland & Ellis
Patton Boggs

These groups live off Uncle Sam's wallet and America's political dysfunction.  Will they thank President Obama for his government's largess?  Thanks for the giving.

It's fitting that Obama extend a hand of friendship to USIBC, which his minions bashed prior to the election.  What's the Indian version of slurpee?  Then again, it could be a beer summit.

Update 11-6-10:  AP reported on the trip.  "In the fallout of the U.S. elections, in which Democrats lost control of the House and Obama's ability to connect with his country was called into doubt, the president said one lesson learned was the need to set a better tone with business leaders. He was effusive on that front in Mumbai, gathering with top U.S. executives and studying up on their commerce with India."

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