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Full list of business leaders endorsing Kerry ^ | August 4, 2004 | John Kerry

Posted on 08/04/2004 10:27:05 AM PDT by ejdrapes

read the fact sheet

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Looks like it's boycott time!
1 posted on 08/04/2004 10:27:06 AM PDT by ejdrapes
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Paging the stockholders....

2 posted on 08/04/2004 10:28:18 AM PDT by mewzilla
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Leonard Riggio, Barnes & Noble's head honcho, is on there. Quelle suprise.

3 posted on 08/04/2004 10:30:26 AM PDT by mewzilla
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So is he a slave to big business or not?

Wouldn't this be another flip flop?

4 posted on 08/04/2004 10:31:57 AM PDT by nuffsenuff
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Selected Quotes from Business Leaders Endorsing Kerry-Edwards

“Responsible leadership should be demanded from the Oval Office even more than it should be expected from the leadership of any well run American company. We should not be running up huge national bills without the foresight to see how we will pay them off, other than by expecting our children and grandchildren to bail us out of debt. John Kerry has good plans to restore fiscal discipline and repair our relationships with the world. His is the kind of leadership that all Americans deserve from the White House.”
-- Owsley Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brown-Forman Corporation

"From record deficits to exploding health care costs, the Bush administration's policies have undermined the strength of the American economy and made American businesses less competitive. We need real leadership in the White House that understands the crippling effect health care costs are having on business and most importantly, has a plan to deal with it. That's what John Kerry will be able to do for our nation and that's why I am supporting him for President."
-- Jim Sinegal, President and Chief Executive Officer, Costco Wholesale

"The Kerry-Edwards plan for America is exactly what is needed to jumpstart businesses and get America working again. It will lower healthcare costs and cut taxes on corporations and small businesses to strengthen our economy today and invest in education, science and innovation to help us stay competitive in the economy of tomorrow."
-- Peter Chernin, President and COO, News Corp.

"We live in a world that is interconnected in so many ways. I have known John Kerry for 20 years, and he understands that we must work cooperatively with other countries if we are to effectively fight terror or systematically encourage the investment in free enterprise around the world."
-- Charles K. Gifford, Chairman, Bank of America Corporation

5 posted on 08/04/2004 10:33:35 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: ejdrapes

But News Corp is the parent of Fox News. I'm not ready to boycott them because their COO likes Kerry.

6 posted on 08/04/2004 10:33:52 AM PDT by aynrandfreak (If 9/11 didn't change you, you're a bad human being)
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Keep this list handy. If Kerry should happen to get elected, we're going to want to know who to hold accountable when he screws up.

7 posted on 08/04/2004 10:33:57 AM PDT by Brilliant
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Hey, I see Steve Rattner's on the list, too...

But where's George Soros? His name's not on the list...

8 posted on 08/04/2004 10:34:06 AM PDT by mewzilla
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Anyone else notice that the President and COO of NEWS Corp is on there?

9 posted on 08/04/2004 10:34:09 AM PDT by nuffsenuff
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boycott them all

10 posted on 08/04/2004 10:34:38 AM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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One of these days some conservative author will research and write the definitive book about the billionare-socialist, learjet-liberal phenomenon. Is it some kind of schizophrenic guilt complex of the super-wealthy, perhaps? I understand my liberal mom believing that you can't make it big in america without somehow taking "it" from someone else, but these people should know better.

11 posted on 08/04/2004 10:35:06 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: ejdrapes

Bernie Schwartz, Loral... why was I not surprised.

Barnes & Noble books and Panera are two places that are easily avoided by most people.


12 posted on 08/04/2004 10:35:14 AM PDT by Hop A Long Cassidy
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Zubaid Ahmad, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Securities
Roger Altman, Co-Founder and Chairman, Evercore Partners, Inc.
Omar S. Amanat, CEO, T-Corp., Founder and Former CEO, Marketscape
Karen Anderegg, Former CEO, Clinique
Marc Andreessen, Co-Founder and Chairman, Opsware Inc.
Michele Anthony, Executive Vice President, Sony Music Entertainment
Clarence Avant, Chairman, Motown Record Company
Mario L. Baeza, Chairman and CEO, TCW and Latin America Partners
Stewart Bainum, Jr., Chairman, Choice Hotels International
Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Former U.S. Trade
Alan Belzer, Retired President and COO, Allied-Signal
Daniel L. Black, Principal, The Wicks Group of Companies, LLC
David Bonderman, Founder and Managing Partner, Texas Pacific Group
Shelby Bonnie, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, CNET Networks
Crandall Bowles, Chairman and CEO, Springs Industries
Eli Broad, Chairman, AIG Retirement Services, Former Chairman, President and CEO, SunAmerica
Edgar Bronfman, Former Chairman, Seagram Company
Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Warner Music Group
Jeff Brotman, Chairman, Costco Wholesale
Bobbi Brown, CEO, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Owsley Brown, Chairman and CEO, Brown-Forman
John H. Bryan, Former Chairman and CEO, Sara Lee
Susie Tompkins Buell, Co-Founder, Espirit de Corp
August A. Busch IV, President, Anheuser-Busch
Brook Byers, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Lisa Caputo, Senior Financial Executive
Tom Castro, President, El Dorado Communications
Vinton G. Cerf, Senior Vice President of Technology Strategy, MCI
Mark Chandler, Vice President and General Counsel, Cisco Systems
Peter Chernin, President and COO, News Corp.
Henry Cisneros, Chairman and CEO, American CityVista
Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg, Founders, Liz Claiborne
Jim Clark, Founder of Netscape, Silicon Graphics, and Healtheon
Kenneth Cole, Chairman and CEO, Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.
Timothy C. Collins, Founder and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings
Jack Connors, Jr., Chairman, Hill Holiday
Lewis Cullman, Private Investor
Aart de Geus, Chairman and CEO, Synopsys
John K. Delaney, Chairman and CEO, CapitalSource
Reid Dennis, Managing Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
Barry Diller, Chairman and CEO, IAC/InterActiveCorp
John Doerr, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Blair Effron, Vice Chairman, UBS Investment Bank
Bob Epstein, Co-Founder, Sybase
Fernando Espuelas, CEO, VOY
Jerry Fiddler, Co-Founder, Former Chairman and CEO, Wind River Systems
Marshall Field, Chairman, Field Corp.
Larry Fish, Chairman, President and CEO, Citizens Financial Group
John Fisher, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Richard Fisher, Chairman Emeritus, Morgan Stanley
Robert J. Fisher, Chairman, Gap, Inc.
Joseph Flom, Founding Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Tom Freston, Co-President and Co-COO, Viacom
Paul Fribourg, Chairman, President and CEO, ContiGroup
Philip Frost, M.D., Chairman and CEO, IVAX Corporation
Glen S. Fukushima, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Roy Furman, Co-Founder, Furman Selz
John Gage, Chief Researcher, Sun Microsystems
Mark T. Gallogly, Partner, The Blackstone Group
Ralph Gerson, President and CEO, Guardian International Corp.
Charles M. Geschke, Founder and Chairman, Adobe Systems, Inc.
Charles K. Gifford, Chairman, Bank of America Corporation
Rob Glaser, Founder, Chairman and CEO, RealNetworks, Inc.
Donald J. Gogel, President and CEO, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Mark Gorenberg, Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Phyllis Grann, Former Chairman and CEO, Penguin Putnam Publishing Group
Michael D. Granoff, President and CEO, Pomona Capital
Earl Graves, Sr., Chairman and CEO, Earl G. Graves Publishing Company, Founder and Publisher, BLACK
Gerry Greenwald, Chairman, Greenbriar Equity, Former Chairman and CEO, United Airlines
Garrett Gruener, Managing Partner, Alta Partners, Founder, Ask Jeeves
Paul Guenther, Former President, Paine Webber
Robert Haas, Chairman of the Board, Levi Strauss
Bill Hambrecht, Founder, Chairman and CEO, W.R. Hambrecht
Dr. Sidney Harman, Executive Chairman, Harman International
Alan Hassenfeld, Chairman, Hasbro
William H. Hayden, Senior Managing Director, Bear Stearns & Co.
F. Warren Hellman, Co-Founder and Chairman, Hellman & Friedman
Leo Hindery, Jr., President, AT&T Broadband
Bob Holland, Former CEO, Ben and Jerry’s
Robert Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
Reed E. Hundt, Partner, Charles Ross Partners, Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder, Silver Lake Partners
Lee Iacocca, Former Chairman, Chrysler
Irwin Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, QUALCOMM
James A. Johnson, Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC
Robert Johnson, Founder, Chairman & CEO, BET Interactive
Sheila Johnson, CEO, Salamander Development LLC
Thomas S. Johnson, Chairman and CEO, GreenPoint Financial Corp.
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Senior Managing Director, Lazard
Donna Karan, Founder and Chief Designer, Donna Karan International
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Co-Founder, Principal and Producer, DreamWorks SKG
William E. Kennard, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Kirk Kerkorian, Chairman, President and CEO, Tracinda Corporation
Steve Kirsch, Founder and CEO, Propel Software
Bruce Klatsky, Chairman and CEO, Phillips-Van Husen
Michael S. Klein, CEO of Global Banking, Citigroup
Fred Kleisner, Chairman and CEO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Jerome Kohlberg, Special Limited Partner, Kohlberg & Co.
Kay Koplovitz, Chairman, RTV Media, Founder, USA Networks
Philip Lader, Chairman, WPP Group, PLC
Sherry Lansing, Chairman, Motion Picture Group, Paramount Pictures
Chris Larsen, CEO, E-Loan
Geraldine B. Laybourne, Chairman and CEO, Oxygen Media
Rochelle Lazarus, Chairman & CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
Alexandra Lebenthal, President, Lebenthal
Debra L. Lee, President and COO, BET Holdings
R. May Lee, Chief Operating Officer, Rowen Warren, Co-Founder, Market Boy
Thomas H. Lee, Founder and President, Thomas H. Lee Company
Gerald M. Levin, Retired Chairman and CEO, Time Warner
Arthur Levitt, Jr., Senior Advisor, The Carlyle Group, Former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission
Edward Lewis, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Essence Communications
William M. Lewis, Jr., Co-Chairman, Investment Banking, Lazard
Edward H. Linde, President and CEO, Boston Properties
Howard Lipson, Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group
J. Bruce Llewellyn, Chairman and CEO, Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Diana MacArthur, CEO, Dynamac Corporation
Vincent Mai, Chairman and CEO, AEA Investors
Anthony E. Malkin, President & COO, W&M Properties
Peter May, President & COO, Triarc Companies
Raymond J. McGuire, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Judith McHale, President and CEO, Discovery Communications
Regis McKenna, Regis McKenna, Inc.
Mack McLarty, Former Chairman and CEO, Arkla
Dennis Mehiel, Chairman, Four M Corporation
Prakash Melwani, Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group
Ed Meyer, Chairman, President and CEO, Grey Global Group
Heidi Miller, EVP, JPMorganChase
Hamid Moghadam, Chairman and CEO, AMB Property Corporation
Meridee Moore, Managing Partner, Watershed Asset Management
John Morgridge, Chairman, Cisco Systems
Phil Murphy, Senior Director and Former Head, Goldman Sachs Investment Management Division
Amy Pascal, Chairman, Sony Motion Picture Group
Alan Patricof, Co-Founder, Apax Partners
Frank H. Pearl, Chairman and CEO, Perseus, LLC
Richard Perry, Founder, Perry Capital
Charles Phillips, President, Oracle Corporation
Kim Polese, Co-Founder and Former CEO, Marimba
Robert Pozen, Chairman, MFS Investment Management
Hugh B. Price, Senior Advisor, Piper Rudnick, Former President and CEO, National Urban League
Penny Pritzker, President, Pritzker Realty Group
Michael E. Pulitzer, Chairman, Pulitzer Publishing Company
Jeffrey Raikes, Group VP, Microsoft
Steven Rattner, Managing Principal, Quadrangle Group LLC
Leonard Riggio, Founder and Chairman, Barnes & Noble
Stephen Robert, Former Chairman and CEO, Oppenheimer & Co.
Sandy Robertson, Founder and Partner, Francisco Partners
John W. Rogers, Jr., Founder, Chairman and CEO, Ariel Capital Management
Felix Rohatyn, Rohatyn Associates LLC
John Roos, Managing Director, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
Benjamin M. Rosen, Chairman Emeritus, Compaq Computer Corp.
Daniel Rosensweig, COO, Yahoo!
Jane Rosenthal, President, Tribeca Productions
Dave Roux, Co-Founder, Silver Lake Partners
Robert E. Rubin, Member, Office of the Chairman, Citigroup
Kevin P. Ryan, CEO, DoubleClick
Haim Saban, Chairman and CEO, Saban Capital Group
Herbert and Marion Sandler, Chairmen of the Board and CEOs, Golden West Financial Corporation
Roger W. Sant, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation
Henry B. Schacht, Director and Senior Advisor, Lucent Technologies, Former Chairman and CEO, Cummins
Dan Scheinman, Senior Vice President, Cisco Systems
Ivan Schlager, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google
Bernard L. Schwartz, Chairman and CEO, Loral Space & Communications
Eli Segal, Chairman, SchoolSports, Vice Chairman, Riverside Partners
Gordon Segal, CEO, Crate and Barrel
Nicole Seligman, EVP & General Counsel, Sony Corporation of America
Rick Sergel, President and CEO, National Grid USA
Ron Shaich, CEO, Panera, LLC
Jonathan Shapiro, President, Lillian Vernon
David E. Shaw, Chairman and CEO, D.E. Shaw & Co.
Stanley S. Shuman, Managing Director, Allen & Co.
Russell Simmons, Chairman, President and CEO, Rush Communications
James Sinegal, President and CEO, Costco Wholesale
David B. Singer, Chairman, Oscient Pharmaceuticals, Founding CEO, Affymetrix
Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff, Nickelodeon Networks
Jeffrey H. Smulyan, Chairman, President and CEO, Emmis Communications
Barry Sternlicht, Chairman & CEO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Thomas F. Steyer, Founder and Senior Managing Member, Farallon Capital Management
Stiritz, William P., Chairman, Ralcorp Holdings, Chairman, Energizer Holdings, Former CEO, Ralston Purina
Lou Susman, Vice Chairman, Citigroup
Sally Susman, Senior Communications Executive
Percy Sutton, Chairman Emeritus, Inner City Broadcasting
Robert Tannenhauser, CEO, Business Loan Express LLC
Frederick Terrell, Chairman, Carver Bancorp; CEO and Managing Partner, Provender
John W. Thompson, Chairman and CEO, Symantec
Warren M. Thompson, Chairman and President, Thompson Hospitality
Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO, Loews Hotels
Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Dean, London Business School
John Vogelstein, Vice Chairman, Warburg Pincus
Stephen Volk, Vice Chairman, Citigroup
Diane von Furstenberg, Chairman, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P.
Theodore Waitt, Chairman, Gateway, Inc.
Vera Wang, Founder, Vera Wang Company
Bruce Wasserstein, Investment Banking
Jann Wenner, Chairman, Wenner Media
Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman, Miramax Film Corp.
Robert Weinstein, Co-Chairman, Miramax Film Corp.
Jim Wiatt, President and CEO, William Morris Agency
Benaree P. Wiley, President and CEO, The Partnership
Ann L. Winblad, Co-Founder and Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Jason H. Wright, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch & Co.
David Zucker, President and CEO, Midway Games

13 posted on 08/04/2004 10:36:21 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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Robert Haas, Chairman of the Board, Levi Strauss.

Jeez. Well, looks like I've bought my last pair of Levis.

14 posted on 08/04/2004 10:36:33 AM PDT by mewzilla
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Happily I'm not a customer for any of them. The one of most concern though to me is the CEO of Google. The rest were pretty much no-brainers. ViaCom, Sony, NewsCorp, Time-Warner....

15 posted on 08/04/2004 10:36:36 AM PDT by Naspino (HTTP://NASPINO.COM)
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OH NO...August Busch IV is on the list...I'm dooooomed

16 posted on 08/04/2004 10:36:57 AM PDT by demsux
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Outside of Lee Iacocca who is retired. No manufaturers on the list that is telling.

Also I'm off of Budweiser and drinking only Coors from now on.

The rest are retail related and or financial people who love redistribution since they usually consider actually making anything well below their status.

17 posted on 08/04/2004 10:37:25 AM PDT by boilerfan (Hoosier born and Boilermaker educated!)
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Ya know, I saw that and if finally clicked...... THAT is why Dale Jr had his crew see F911!! NOW it ALL comes together for me!!

18 posted on 08/04/2004 10:38:17 AM PDT by curlewbird
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August A. Busch IV, President, Anheuser-Busch

In terms of a boycott, this could be a problem!

19 posted on 08/04/2004 10:39:24 AM PDT by Nasty McPhilthy (When the levy breaks…..there’ll be no place to run.)
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Note to the stockholders: Are you folks OUT OF YOUR MINDS?

20 posted on 08/04/2004 10:40:57 AM PDT by mewzilla
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