Mitt Romney, telling the Wall Street Journal editorial board in 2007 how he would go about picking his cabinet as president. That comment, according to NYT, “seemed to startle the editors and left Mr. Murdoch visibly taken aback.”
The whole WSJ encounter is worth reading:
"There’s no corporation in America that would have a CEO, no COO, just a CEO, with 30 direct reports."
Running a government organized like this is, he explains, impossible. “So I would probably have super-cabinet secretaries, or at least some structure that McKinsey would guide me to put in place.” He seems to catch a note of surprise in his audience, but he presses on: “I’m not kidding, I probably would bring in McKinsey… . I would consult with the best and the brightest minds, whether it’s McKinsey, Bain, BCG or Jack Welch.”