So, let's see: It took a President with the anti-Commie bona fides like Nixon to establish ties with China and a President with Democratic bona fides like Clinton to "end welfare as we know it." Thus it takes an AOL exec to step up and bend the corporate neck to the blade? Not exactly. Company chatter's long made clear the idea's floated around ever since ... refresh our memory, when was the merger completed? Still Miller's move strikes some as astute politicking. "Clearly, across AOL Time Warner, this is going to be well-received," says one insider.
The AOL Time Warner board could vote next month on the proposal. An AOL Time Warner spokesman declined to comment further on the matter. Doubtless diehard Time Warner-ites think the news signifies the end of an error-er, era. We meant "era."