wow. seems like every so often our little world gets connected to the bigger one and reminds me of the power being weilded here. guess if carlyle group can hire ex presidents (GW) we should be able to at least hire ex-secretaries of state. ok, i know i’m not really part of ‘we’, but somehow it feels like it. as i said in the nytimes, ‘there’s an A list in silicon valley, and i’m not on it.’ just when i started coming to grips with my massive john doerr envy, he hires colin powell as his advisor.