Another bank shot from The Big O on Elizabeth Warren
Well, that makes everybody unhappy, doesn't it? Obama's owners, who won't like that Warren is involved at all, and "the left," which hoped to be tossed a bone, and got a special advisor for a bone to be tossed later.
Oh, and if The Big O won't wage a confirmation battle on her behalf, what kind of signal does that send?
NOTE And I like Warren!
UPDATE Yves is skeptical. Booman, so far, has nothing to say.
UPDATE Looks like the conference call took place, a little late, which shows you the priority. Booman, this morning:
Predictably, there are those on the left [as if Yves were a poliblogger, which she isn't] who want to spin this [project much, Boo?] as some kind of sleight of hand move to marginalize Warren. Any such analysis is completely premature ["Wait 'til he does something!"] and it just reeks of petulance. [Booman seems to think. Booman seems to think that Yves is some C lister that everybody hates and nobody reads.] The law allows the Treasury Department to set the bureau up, and they ["They" being not the law, despite the rules for subject/verb agreement in English. I think the agent Boo has in mind is Treasury, and not Obama] have deputized Warren to do that job. She won't just report to Geithner, but also directly to the president, which gives her needed clout. [Or puts her in a box, with a divided reporting relationship, which is never good.]
And, while it is not clear ["Let me be clear..."] that she will eventually be named the director, she will clearly [Two "clear"s in a row? That's a tell that things are the reverse of clear] have the best argument [which she already had, so why wait?] for being named director since she will have been serving as acting director for many months prior to any nomination.
And to top it all off, Boo is either ignorant, spinning, or lying, since Warren isn't the "acting director," she's "a special adviser" to oversee the creation of the agency, whatever that means. What a pathetic performance. Honestly, is that all he's got?