If Ben Bernanke is the nominee to replace Alan Greenspan, our guess is that reaction will be somewhat muted on the fiscal conservative side of things. In speaking with sources up on the Hill who know Berknanke, they say he is extremely bright and talented and more than capable to do the job, but they doubt his commitment to some of the core supply-side tenets, i.e., tax cuts.
As we reported earlier, there is little information about how much consultation was done on this pick with either the House or the Senate. As of 10:30 this morning, House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas had not been notified of the pick, according to House sources.
“We’ve basically known who the three or four people were who were under consideration,” says a Senate staffer. “If people wanted to consult, they’ve had plenty of time to give their two cents. I’m not sure there is an issue here.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online