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October 8, 2009

This Way or the Hanway

Obama greets Cigna CEO Edward Hanway in March 2009 as push for health care legislation get underway.

Looking at this pic of our enigmatic Prez and Cigna’s $12 million dollar (a year) CEO last March when Obama was just “setting the table” for the health care reform campaign, does the photo more evidence….

A: Selling out.

B: Keeping your friends close and your enemies closer ( 1, 2, 3).

B. + C. The Obama way, which is: in any deal, get at least 1/2 up front, then come back for another 1/4 while you’re still viable.

(image: Charles Dharapak/A.P. caption: President Barack Obama, left, greets CIGNA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer H. Edward Hanway after speaking about the economy to business leaders at a roundtable discussion at a hotel in Washington, Thursday, March 12, 2009.)

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