The truculent U.S. Chamber of Commerce president: You want him on that wall

Bloomberg has a good profile of Tom Donahue, the pugnacious head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Critics who expect Donahue to back down from his stance in opposition to new climate-change legislation should “put their damn helmets on,” he told The Wall Street Journal.

He sees the Chamber as more than a collective voice of business—but like a kind of Cyrano, too.

“Companies find it a little dangerous to get too far out ahead of what Congress and others are doing,” he told Bloomberg. “They look to us.”

They’ve got the right guy for the job, according to all the Bloomberg sources, including Paul Klassen, Donahue’s one-time “speechwriter and driver,” Paul Klaassen. “He was the same as he is now,” Klassen said. “He was intense, a workaholic.”

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