Obama Is Thinking of Naming Eric Schmidt as Commerce Secretary?

Eric Schmidt has already expressed interest in a book deal and a TV show. But is politics where he's actually headed after his stint at Google is up in April? Rumor has it Obama is "close to naming" Google CEO Eric Schmidt as Secretary of Commerce. This would be an OK idea as long as Schmidt never opens his mouth or offers his weird opinion on anything. Maybe he'll know how to help Obama boost productivity by spying on idle workers in Google Street View.

All other benefits aside, this should drive Glenn Beck crazy because it will offer him DEFINITIVE PROOF of an Obama administration-Google conspiracy to overthrow the government and install a caliphate in the Middle East.

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