The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Different chairs, but the same music

Feb 19, 2001

William Daley is going onto the Board of Directors of Electronic Data Systems (EDS), the leading computer services company. He will replace none other than Dick Cheney, the new U.S. vice president. Cheney had gone from being Bush, Senior's secretary of defense to the EDS Board of Directors and now to vice president. Daley, the brother of the Chicago mayor, went from being the head of the Amalgamated Bank of Chicago to secretary of commerce under Clinton and now to EDS.

In the political game of Musical Chairs, no one loses a seat; they just change their chairs.