C’mon, he should have been thrown out of Time Warner with Gerry Levin years ago. After all, Teflon Dick was just as culpable for that abysmal AOL deal. So it’s a day late and a dollar short if he finally exits in a matter of days, and not just at the end of the year as everyone expected (even though his contract formally expires in May 2008). Today’s Times Of London says a sooner date of departure for Parsons was discussed at a board meeting in London and Thursday of this week. Maybe Dick wants to get an early jump on his campaign plans since I keep hearing from Hollywood and Wall Street types that Parsons does intend to run for NYC Mayor as a Republican. (He’s a GOP insider from way back. After Parsons nailed the top score on the New York state bar exam, he caught the eye of the late Nelson A. Rockefeller and even lived in Rockefeller’s compound for a time, eventually becoming a trustee of the former VP’s estate after Rockefeller’s death in 1979. Parsons also is a former law partner of Rudy Giuliani and managed his transition into the NYC Mayor’s Office.)
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