POLITICS
03/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Politico Notes The Lack Of CEOs In Cabinet

Eamon Javers, working the POWER EQUATION for Politico, uses his powers of observation to note that Obama's Cabinet lacks a specific breed of American Hero:

In President Barack Obama's Cabinet, there is a Nobel Prize winner, a former mayor and a veteran CIA agent. Surrounding him in the White House West Wing are a former four-star general, one of the nation's most eminent economists and a handful of this generation's most talented political operatives.

This constellation of talent, however, has something of a black hole. There is virtually no one on Obama's team with outsized achievements or a high-profile reputation earned in the world of business.

There are no former CEOs in the Obama Cabinet. And among the people who make up his daily inner circle, there is only a dollop or two of top-level private sector experience.

Indeed, there was nothing quite like watching the daily work of geniuses like Carly Fiorina to make one hunger to have CEOs all up in our governments.