CALL OF DUTY 04.07.16 10:15 PM ETWe can tell Gen. Mattis is a good choice for President because he was on the Board of Directors of Elizabeth Holmes’s Theranos blood-testing start-up. From Fortune:
by TIM MAK
Gen. James Mattis doesn’t necessarily want to be president—but that’s not stopping a group of billionaire donors from hatching a plan to get him there.
An anonymous group of conservative billionaires is ready to place their bets on a man dubbed “Mad Dog,” hoping to draft him into the presidential race to confront Donald Trump.
Think of it as a Plan B should Trump be nominated by the Republican Party in Cleveland: swing behind retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis and press him into service yet again as a third-party candidate.
Theranos’ board: Plenty of political connections, little relevant expertise[Comment at Unz.com]
by Jennifer Reingold @jennrein OCTOBER 15, 2015, 12:49 PM EDT
Theranos’ board of directors was assembled for its government connections, not for its understanding of the company or its technology. …
Let’s take a look at Theranos’ 12-person board (which is an 11-man team if you don’t include CEO and Chairwoman Elizabeth Holmes—interesting given her stated commitment to women in STEM). We have former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry, former Secretary of State George Shultz, former Senators Sam Nunn and Bill Frist (who, it should be noted, is a surgeon), former Navy Admiral Gary Roughead, former Marine Corps General James Mattis …