On the whole, most people do not watch CNBC after leaving the office, as the nighttime programming leaves little opportunity to see a breast to pop out, Mark Haines awkwardly trying to do an Australian accent while co-hosting with Amanda Drury or a fight between anchors and/or guests. That's very likely to change on tomorrow night's episode of "Meeting of the Minds." You see, gang, it's pretty well-known at this point that Hank Paulson is a lover of birds. For years the former Treasury Secretary has spoken of his passion for feathers, and in his autobiography devoted a whopping 9 pages to the things, which was more than was afforded to Warren Buffett, Erin Burnett and David Einhorn, among others. Hank, it's quite obvious, would kill a man in cold blood if it meant saving his special friends. He would also feel compelled to avenge the death of bird-- wing for a wing and all that shit. And I don't even want to think what he'd do if he were to, say, come face to face with a guy who massacred an entire flock of them. Which is why a press-release this morning sent shivers up my spine.
In an unprecedented one-hour special event, CNBC brings together some of America’s most brilliant decision makers, business influencers, policy makers and visionaries including Henry “Hank” Paulson, Former Treasury Secretary and Former CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs; Jim Owens, Chairman, Caterpillar Inc; General Wesley K. Clark, U.S. Army (Ret.), Former NATO Supreme Commander and Co-Chairman, Growth Energy; Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III, Captain, US Airways; and Anne M. Mulcahy, Former Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation; to discuss leadership in America and chart a path forward.