Says the good (?) doctor:
“He had learned how to maneuver everyone to come around to his point of view,” Dr. Karasu said. “He had removed the foreign policy consultant from his circle after the man had disagreed with him.”
Dr. Karasu saw this as an opportunity to press the patient. “But this person knows more than you,” he told the elected official, a wealthy businessman who had turned to public service, yearning for a greater challenge, after quickly making a fortune in the private sector.
“But I’m his boss,” the patient insisted.
“The issue wasn’t foreign affairs; it was control,” Dr. Karasu recalled. “That was his attitude to me as well: ‘I know what is best because look at who I am.’ ”
We put the question to you, readers: Who is the wealthy businessman-turned public servant with an arrogance problem?
• New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, founder Bloomberg L.P.
• New Jersey governor John Corzine, formerly of Goldman Sachs.
• Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer.
• Former Massachusetts Governor/ Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, private equity/buyout honcho
• Senator Herb Kohl, nee of Kohl’s department stores
Or does someone else better fit the profile? Guesses in the comments!