September 8, 2006

oh boy, here we go

From the AP, HP Chair: Board Members Want Her to Stay

Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairwoman Patricia Dunn said Friday that several of her fellow board members want to her remain on the job despite a criminal investigation into her efforts to plug a media leak -- a crusade that spawned a ruse to obtain the personal phone records of company directors and at least nine reporters.

"I serve at the pleasure of the board," Dunn told The Associated Press in an interview. "I totally trust their judgment. If they think it would be better for me to step aside, I would do that. But a number of directors have urged me to hang in there."

Batten down the hatches.

Update: The WSJ posted a pdf of a string of emails between Tom Perkins and Larry Sonsini (HP's outside counsel is WSGR). Elsewhere, Perkins has upped the ante by referring the matter to a federal prosecutor and regulators at the FCC and FTC.

I guess HP Way 2.0 is going to have to wait.

Posted by Gene at September 8, 2006 12:43 PM | TrackBack