Thomas Friedman: We Found the W.M.D.
Benfrench | November 23, 2008 at 10:09 amby
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Thomas Friedman quotes Norman Ornstein in today's Times:
What we can do now, though, said the Congressional scholar Norman Ornstein, co-author of “The Broken Branch,” is “ask President Bush to appoint Tim Geithner, Barack Obama’s proposed Treasury secretary, immediately.” Make him a Bush appointment and let him take over next week. This is not a knock on Hank Paulson. It’s simply that we can’t afford two months of transition where the markets don’t know who is in charge or where we’re going. At the same time, Congress should remain in permanent session to pass any needed legislation.
Not a bad idea but I somehow doubt that Dubya is going to dump Paulson. He's way too loyal to his appointees (see: "Brownie" and "Rummy").