Facebook hires a GOP insider as their GC.  This was a surprise to Silicon Valley but I think it’s a good choice.  Who better to help Facebook weave through the maze of privacy regulations and public policy pitfalls than someone with experience.  Facebook, will inevitably face more governmental challenges as its constiuency grows to mirror the voting public.  Protection and strategic legal planning are a must for survival.   It just goes to show that understanding technology and patent processes isn’t enough for legal representatives of technology companies in today’s market.