Riverdaughter introduces us to a person she calls the “second most powerful woman in the world” — Sheila Blair, current head of the FDIC. Ever heard of her? Me neither. RD brings up the possibility of Blair being considered for Treasury Secretary.
“She’s a very smart, very tough administrator who was right on top of the bank mergers of recent months. Democratic Cogresscritters like her. She’s also a Republican but one who is friendly to regulation. Weird. I guess such creatures aren’t mythical after all.
So, here we have a well-respected, pro-regulation, Republican administrator who is also a woman.
Will Obama go with Bair for Sec. of Treasury? And what will it say about the transformative nature of Obama’s presidency if he defaults to Summers, a deregulator who thinks women aren’t smart enough to compete with men in math and science?”
We’ve found ourselves in very strange territory the last few weeks — defending the Republican vice-presidential candidate, working for an obama loss on November 4th (and if you think Pumas weren’t a force at the polls, you’re dreaming. But 2-3 million of us weren’t enought to hold back the new voter tsunami (click on this link if only for the cartoon)), and now regrouping to fight the media and investigate the fraud and corruption in obama’s campaign.
And to be a skeptical, critical, and honest voice on the internet regarding the obama presidency. The So Called Free Press (SCFP) sure isn’t going to do that job. Crackle! has already told us flat out that his new job is to HELP the obadministration, and the rest of the SCFP is still swooning.
So, what do you all think? Fighting the media is an ex-partisan job — that’s why we defended Sarah Palin with absolutely NO hesitation. So is being skeptical, critical, and honest about the administration. But following and contributing to investigations into the obadministration will necessarily involve encounters with Republicans, sometimes close encounters. Supporting a candidate like Sheila Blair for Treasury is not something a Democratic political activist group normally does.