Presidential hopeful Senator John McCain has stated that he will call on technology bosses to sit in his cabinet should he be elected president.
In a Q&A at the All Things Digital conference, McCain said that technology leaders would be the right people to tackle technology issues.
"I think the key is that you don't pick the guy who was the biggest contributor to your campaign [or] the person most ideologically attuned to you, " said McCain.
"You pick the person in American who has been a success, who understands the issues, and ask them to come back and serve their country.
"That's what I'm going to do as president. I'm going to go out and say to these guys, who have done very well thanks to the US and the system that we have, that now it's time to give back to your country."
McCain claimed that the last president to do this was John F Kennedy. He later joked that ambassador to China might be a more fitting role for Ballmer.
On other technology issues McCain said that he would interfere as little as possible in the broadband market, for fear of setting up a new type of AT&T that would not compete.
On net neutrality he said that it was open to those who owned the internet connections to choose how to set prices.
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