:: Sunday, October 12, 2003 ::
This is the Best They Could Come Up With?
The Chicago Tribune reports that while Chirinjeev Kathuria, the proposed Republican candidate for Fitzgerald's soon-to-be-vacant seat, looks good on paper, that's where his political attractiveness ends.
Under close scrutiny, however, many of Kathuria's claims don't hold up. Instead of an eye for business development, he has a gift for self-promotion and a record of corporate flops and non-starters.
"Chirinjeev has Richard Nixon disease," said Ray Everngam, a former executive at one of Kathuria's failed business ventures, who filed a complaint seeking back wages. "He's his own worst enemy. He will not let himself succeed. ... He has a vested interest in failure."
Yet much of that seems to have escaped the notice of leading Republicans and many leading media outlets, who have uncritically embraced his tales of achievement and innovation.
Of course they're willing to overlook it - they did it for Dubya...
:: The Squire 4:23 PM :: email this post :: ::