INTERNET FIRM Google's chairman Eric Schmidt could be on his way to a job in Washington, DC as a confidant of US President Obama.
A report at the Washington Examiner has information from local Democratic Party sources about a role for Schmidt.
Schmidt could be appointed Treasury Secretary, or might be given the new role of Secretary of Business says the report, and according to an unnamed Democratic Party strategist, "Nobody's better positioned for a Cabinet job, if he wants one."
Google hasn't commented on this, and to be fair it is unlikely to. This is not the sort of thing that companies will usually talk about.
Still, they are keen on the idea over at the Washington Examiner. There we are reminded that Schmidt and President Obama go way back to 2007 when the latter said that the two had a "shared belief".
Google donates heavily to the Democratic Party and Obama campaign manager Jim Messina has called Schmidt his "go-to guy". Schmidt was also to be found hanging out at Obama campaign headquarters on Election Day.
All signs might be pointing to Washington. µ
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