Hace dos días Politico nos hablaba de las cenas privadas que el Gobernador Mitch Daniels está celebrando en las últimas semanas en Indianapolis con personalidades influyentes del ámbito nacional, siguiendo una hoja de ruta que recuerda mucho a la trazada por Bush antes de lanzarse a la Presidencia. El Indianapolis Star nos ofrece una lista de algunos de los invitados a esas cenas:
(...) » Spencer Abraham: Chairman and chief executive of The Abraham Group, an international strategic consulting firm in Washington. He served one term as secretary of energy under then-President George W. Bush and was a U.S. senator from Michigan for six years.
» Bradford M. Freeman: On the board of directors at Edison International and Southern California Edison since 2002. He was the founding partner of Freeman Spogli & Co., a private investment firm.
» Don Cogman: Businessman from Scottsdale, Ariz., and owner of Cactus Condo Investments LLC.
» James Huffines: Austin, Texas, banker and Republican activist who has twice chaired the University of Texas System Board of Regents. He was chairman of Gov. Rick Perry's 2000-01 transition team and was one of eight Texans who raised more than $500,000 for Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential bid.
» George Nethercutt: Founder and chairman of the Nethercutt Foundation. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2005 and is on the board of directors of the Washington Policy Center in Seattle, a nonpartisan free-market think tank.
» Mercer Reynolds: An Ohio investor who was the finance chairman of President George W. Bush's presidential campaign, raising more than $600,000. He co-founded investment firm Reynolds, DeWitt & Co. Other ventures included Spectrum 7 -- an oil company that he co-chaired from 1980 to 1985, which then merged with the firm Arbusto Energy -- which was owned by Bush.
» Phil Handy: A Florida business executive who chaired Jeb Bush's gubernatorial campaigns. He is the CEO of Strategic Industries. For six years, he was chairman of the Florida State Board of Education, appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush. He also was appointed twice by President George W. Bush to the National Board of Education Sciences.
» Ian Brzezinski: A former Pentagon official in the George W. Bush administration. He is a senior fellow in the International Security Program and is on the Atlantic Council's Strategic Advisors Group. He also was deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO policy (2001-05) and served for seven years on Capitol Hill as an aide. Brzezinski's father, Zbigniew, was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter. His sister, Mika, is co-host on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." (...)