Not Summers

7 Nov

I think I’m setting into the anti-Summers camp.

It’s not just that, if Obama picked Summers, he’d suddenly have two people in very senior positions who don’t quite fit his “no drama” mantra. It’s that he’d have two people who don’t quite fit the “no drama” mold as two of his first appointments. Worse, he’d have two people whose mere announcements (to say nothing of they’re actual tenures) stirred up more than a little drama–Rahm because of his public anguishing and Summers because of the lefty mau-mauing he’s already inspiring.

It’s just I want Tim Geithner, the only other name seriously mentioned, to stay at the New York Fed. So, who does that leave? Robert Rubin? Paul Volcker.

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