I found no advance voting recommendations or advocates regarding Berkshire Hathaway from either ProxyDemocracy.org or MoxyVote.com. No items were on the proxy other than election of directors. There seems to be a slight glitch on MoxyVote.com, since it only appeared to allow voting in favor of all director candidates or withholding. That wan’t a problem for me. I went ahead and voted for all as recommended by management.
For Scripps Networks Interactive, ProxyDemocracy.org only had the votes of Florida SBA. I aligned my vote with them, withholding from Dale Pond and Ronald Tysoe. In most instances, I trust Florida SBA so knowing their vote made mine easy… although it would be even better if I knew why they withheld their vote from these nominees. For me, this was a case of strictly voting on brand reputation. (see Latham’s Proxy Voting Brand Competition, 1/27/07)