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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Bill Patterson
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s annual meeting will give shareholders an opportunity to vent their frustration over the personal computer maker's botched acquisitions and other follies that have been plaguing the Silicon Valley pioneer for several years.
"It's a relief rally that things haven't gotten any worse," said Bill Patterson, executive director of CtW Investment Group, an HP shareholder who has been at the forefront of the rebellion. "It shouldn't be seen as a vote of confidence."
The backlash against Hammergren and Kennedy appears strong enough to cause at least 40 percent of the shareholder votes to be cast against them, said Bill Patterson, executive director of CtW Investment Group, an HP shareholder that has been at the forefront of the rebellion.