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Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Let me try to catch up on some developments over the weekend and yesterday:
Ben Bernanke, new Fed Chair: A good pick. But we need to stop fawning over Alan Greenspan, who has allowed and even sometimes cheered as Bush has taken the economy to an extremely precarious place, where China holds the strings. A more responsible chair would have been speaking more, publicly and privately, about increasing savings rates, balancing the budget, reducing the trading deficit.
White House asking people how they should withdraw Miers: Glad to hear it. Though some liberals argue that Miers, for all her faults, might be the best we can get, I just can't bear to think of the world's strongest country putting someone so egregiously unqualified on its highest court for life. I'd honestly sleep better if there was a whip-smart conservative stalwart on there than Miers. Not a Scalia type, but someone more like Roberts, who clearly has an intellectual not an idealogical basis behind his judgments.
Allegations to come out this week on Rove/Libby/Cheney: Just watched the most recent West Wing (best drama ever on TV, imho) in which Pres. Bartlett has to fire Toby Ziegler for a national security leak. Hope we get to see the real thing in a few days. Frankly I've been worried lately that Bush will leave his Presidency without the disastrous legacy that he deserves. Bush should be remembered for the joke he is and was. 2005 will help.