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Sergey Brin’s Political Statement Gets Facebook Product Director To Share A Google+ Link

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Sergey Brin’s Political Statement Gets Facebook Product Director To Share A Google+ Link
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Earlier, we shared a Google+ post Google co-founder Sergey Brin posted last night about today’s elections. In case you missed it, here is what he said:

Sergey Brin

I must confess, I am dreading today's elections.
Not because of who might win or lose.
Not because as a Californian, my vote for President will count 1/3 as much as an Alaskan (actually it won't matter at all — I'm not in a swing state).
Not because my vote for Senate will count 1/50 as much as an Alaskan.

But because no matter what the outcome, our government will still be a giant bonfire of partisanship.  It is ironic since whenever I have met with our elected officials they are invariably thoughtful, well-meaning people.  And yet collectively 90% of their effort seems to be focused on how to stick it to the other party.

So my plea to the victors — whoever they might be: please withdraw from your respective parties and govern as independents in name and in spirit.  It is probably the biggest contribution you can make to the country.

[If you agree, pass it on to your newly elected officials.]

Facebook Director of Product found the post so moving that he was actually willing to link to a Google+ post. Almost unheard of.

“I agree with this enough to link to Google+ for it,” Ross wrote on Facebook as he shared a link to Brin’s post. “Partisanship is killing America.”

79 people “liked” it.

Nothing like social media bipartisanship. Maybe this will be the first step towards a more Facebook-oriented social experience in Google search results.

Note: I’m sometimes told that people can’t tell when I’m being sarcastic, so just to be clear, that last line was sarcasm.

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