frontpage - 1:16 pm on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
You've got one (D) and one (R) leading this inquiry ... Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah)
Google has sided in rather partisan way with the current administration. Which is a tactical error for them.
Google boss Eric Schmidt is one of the nation’s most politically active business leaders — a man who uses the cachet of the company he leads, as well as his own charisma, to build strategic alliances in the Obama administration and on Capitol Hill.
In the 2008 election cycle, Schmidt campaigned actively for candidate Barack Obama from very early in primaries. Schmidt and his Google colleagues donated over $800,000 to Obama’s war chest, making the company one of his top-five contributors.
The source of the investigations has been from the Republican party.
Saddled with the perception that it is a darling of the Obama administration, Google may have it tough with Republicans.
The company whose chief executive campaigned for President Obama stands to become a target of investigations by multiple committees.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who has promised to be an aggressive watchdog as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has led congressional Republicans in questioning whether Google has inappropriate ties to the Obama administration.
Watchdogs have also questioned Google’s ties to Democrats. The pro-free-market group National Legal and Policy Center, for example, has labeled the company the Halliburton of the Obama years. Halliburton was closely associated with the administration of President George W. Bush.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket, it may come back to haunt you.