Uber Hires Googler Rachel Whetstone to Bully Teamsters

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‘Did you torture him?’

Captain Segura laughed. ‘No. He doesn’t belong to the torturable class.’

‘I didn’t know there were class-distinctions in torture.’

‘Dear Mr Wormold, surely you realize there are people who expect to be tortured and others who would be outraged by the idea. One never tortures except by a kind of mutual agreement.’
‘There’s torture and torture.’

Our Man in Havana, by Graham Greene

Remember Rachel Whetstone?  She was the Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Policy at Google until this week when she took a comparable job at Uber, replacing former Obama 2008 campaign manager, David Plouffe.  She also coined the “crying baby” gif for a now-forgotten post she wrote excoriating Rupert Murdoch.

Another fun fact–it typical Google style, influence peddling begins at home.  Rachel Whetstone is married to Steve Hilton, a close advisor of recently reelected UK Prime Minister David Cameron.  According to Wikipedia…

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