Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Well, you never hear of rats boarding a sinking ship

The head of President Obama’s Economic Council, Austan Goolsbee (sounds like a character in a Charles Dickens novel), is returning to academia. He has only been in the job since September. The main downside of Goolsbee’s resignation is probably this:
Goolsbee’s departure further elevates the profile of Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, who is the only original member of the president’s economic team to endure.


JeffS said...

Add on this: Obama is now appointing the third White House Counsel since assuming office.

And Michelle Obama is on her third chief of staff as well.

Some rats will climb onto a sinking ship. But they don't stick around very long.

RebeccaH said...

It's almost like the Obamas don't know how to manage things, or something.

JorgXMcKie said...

"Well, you never hear of rats boarding a sinking ship."

Hmmmm. Maybe really stupid ones? Or the ones who think they can grab some shit in the panic and get away with it?

And how nice that the tax cheat is the sole remaining economic type.