Robert Monks is a GOP joke. He tried to buy every office he ran for and couldn't get elected to any of them. Pingree has character? Check her list of campaign donors.
AMG Editor: Bob Monks's - a name familiar to AMG readers - has a website for rating corporate boards. Mr. Monks and his web are mentioned today on the Motley Fool financial web. Now, in 2002 Mr. Monks called then-Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowki â€the best CEO in America.â€That same year Monks - a former GOP candidate for U.S. Senate - endorsed liberal Democrat Chellie Pingree in her bid to unset U.S. Senator Susan Collins, with Monks saying, 'We need Democratic control in the House and Democratic control in the Senate.''Question: Would these actions and statements by Mr. Monks cause you to doubt his website corporate board ratings?â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”Best and Worst Corporate Boards4/14/04
By Selena MaranjianWhile many of us investors worry about the soundness of the corporate governance of the companies in which we're invested, there's an organization out there dedicated to tracking and evaluating such things. Meet The Corporate Library (www.thecorporatelibrary.com), founded in 1999 by Nell Minow and Robert A.G. Monks. Among other things, it serves up Board Effectiveness Ratings, assigning grades of A through F to public companies.Full Story
Don't know about Dennis Kowolski, but if I remember correctly our good friend Professor Reisman told us he preferred Pingree over Collins for reasons of character.as Jon put it:"If these voters go into the voting booth thinking about principles, Pingree will win going away, because strongly held principles trump moderate mush. Pingree can be trusted to vote liberal. Collins canâ€™t be trusted one way or the other."