Here are his verbatim comments emailed to the California Stem Cell Report:
"You make some interesting points concerning the adoption of the Internal Governance Policy, which is basically a MOU for Bob (Klein) and Zach (Hall). The ICOC tasked Ed (Penhoet) with the assignment of drafting this policy, and he did a great job. It's not perfect, but it works for now. This document is a reflection of the working relationship between Bob and Zach. I'm not passing judgment on that relationship, but we had to deal with it.Sphere: Related Content
"I don't agree with Zach's comments. We're not in a situation where we're going to get as our next President either Bartelby The Scrivener or Dr. Dynamic because of the policy. Again, it's in place for Bob and Zach. Once we get further along the process in selecting our next president, the policy will likely change. Others may disagree, but that's how I view the situation.
"As for Prop. 71 itself. People wanted an active board, and that's what they got. We're engaged and listening to the public. Most of our operating structure is embodied in 71, including making any changes (which require the approval of the legislature and governor). If people don't know that, especially ICOC members, they ought to read 71."