Monday, November 24, 2008

Where's the change?

I thought Obama's whole raison d'etre was bringing change to Washington. So what's with the crew of ex-Clinton cabinet members parading into his administration?

Lawrence Summers is my favorite. For as much as Obama bashed Wall Street, to bring in Summers is a bit breathtaking. He currently is an advisor for a major hedge fund and was one of the architects of the current mess, thwarting the few reasonable attempts that were made to reform some of the most dangerous markets.

I had this vision of Obama bringing in a whole bunch of new faces, but apparently my few days of optimism got the better of my normal cynical, but apparently more accurate, judgement.

Update: An echo of my thoughts here.

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