Monday, April 03, 2023

Disney CEO Bob Iger blasts DeSantis policies as 'anti-business' and anti-Florida'

Disney CEO Bob Iger

I'm simply watching how DeSantis is wrecking his presidential aspirations as his vendetta against Disney continues to blow up in his face. And enjoying the view:

From Yahoo Finance

Disney (DIS) CEO Bob Iger addressed the company's ongoing battle with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis during the media giant's annual meeting of shareholders on Monday. "A company has a right to freedom of speech just like individuals do," Iger said, adding DeSantis' policies are "anti-business" and "anti-Florida" as the politician looks to strip Disney of its self-governing powers.

The fight stems from what has largely been seen as a politically-targeted response over the company's reaction to the so-called "Don't Say Gay" law, which forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity from kindergarten through third grade.

 In 2022, then-CEO Bob Chapek denounced it at the company's annual shareholder meeting after initially deciding not to speak publicly on the matter. In response, DeSantis signed a bill into law that allows him to take control of the company's long-standing special tax district, formerly known as Reedy Creek. Earlier on Monday, DeSantis asked Florida's inspector general to look into a last minute agreement signed by the previous Reedy Creek board that essentially renders the new oversight committee, appointed by DeSantis, powerless.

 No doubt DeSantis had hoped that feuding with Disney would enhance his "culture war fighter" image with conservatives as he readies a run for the 2024 presidential nomination. However, all DeSantis has done thus far is to reveal himself as vindictive, petty, and completely lacking of the intellectual, moral, and emotional majority it takes to be the leader of this nation.

America already elected one disaster infested with those characteristics in 2016. Goodness knows we don't need to elect another one.

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