Is BET's Debra Lee on Romney's Administration Wish List?

Debra Lee and Mitt Romney

Is BET's Debra Lee on Romney's Administration Wish List?

Mitt Romney floats Debra Lee, BET Networks chairman and chief executive, as a possible member of his administration.

Published August 27, 2012

Republican Mitt Romney uses his business experience as his calling card for the presidency. It stands to reason, then, that if he wins his White House bid, he will call on the nation's private-sector elite to help him make the federal government operate more efficiently and entice American businesses to create more jobs.

Debra Lee, BET Networks chairman and chief executive, one of the nation's most influential women in business, has apparently captured the Republican's attention. In an interview with Politico, Romney said that Lee is "a leader he would take a close look at" for his administration.

We asked our CEO, Debra Lee for a response and she exclusively told BET.com,  "I'm flattered, but I already have a job I love. That said, I am glad Mitt Romney is watching BET!"

Unfortunately, he could remember her title, but not her name. Still, he noted that "from all reports," Lee is "a highly effective manager."

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(Photos from left: Craig Barritt/Getty Images, Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Written by Joyce Jones

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