Someone sent me this today.  Yet another bad appointment by Obama.   GFS

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G. Florence-

 I am not sure that I would believe this if I hadn’t read it in the PI.  Why would this administration appoint the president and chief executive officer of the worst export offender in the United States to chairman of the President’s Export Council?


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President Obama Taps Boeing’s McNerney To Lead Export Council

Posted by Aubrey Cohen at March 11, 2010 1:08 p.m.

President Barack Obama Thursday Named Boeing Chairman, President and Chief Executive Jim McNerney As Chairman Of The President’s Export Council.

Obama also named Xerox Corp. Chief Executive Ursula Burns as vice chairwoman of the council.

“Jim and Ursula are tremendously talented and experienced, and I am grateful that they have chosen to serve in these important roles as we work to strengthen our economy and create good jobs by boosting our exports,” Obama said in a news release. “I look forward to working with them in the weeks and months ahead.”

McNerney responded with a statement saying: During these challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to expand free and fair trade around the globe, a time-tested part of creating American jobs and economic opportunity. Given a level playing field, American workers can compete and win in the global economy. As chief executive of one of America’s largest exporters, I see employees of Boeing and our suppliers and partners proving that every day. I see our job at the Council as one of providing our best advice to the administration about how expanding American export opportunities can help stimulate the economy and sustain long-term growth for large and small businesses.