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The New York Times:

In the biggest shuffling of Microsoft’s executive ranks since the company’s new chief executive, Satya Nadella, took over, Mark Penn, the former aide to the Clinton family, is becoming the company’s chief strategy officer.

Say, how’d the last thing he was chief strategist for turn out?

Also, he’s the one who came up with Scroogled? Makes sense considering his advice for Hillary Clinton.

Well… good luck with that.

ADDED: Writing for Re/code, Kara Swisher has a different take on this:

Apparently, Penn will get more strategery duties — if you spin it one way for the controversial former political operative, it is a promotion and if you spin it another, it’s a demotion. In the new set-up, he will apparently look at new product areas and strategic investments for Microsoft. So, overall, it seems like a pretty lateral move to me, but with less teeth (and Penn can sure bite!).

Yes, he sure does bite. Big time.