Yesterday I noted what a failure Barack was for not filling empty posts on his economic team. Friday morning he announced Austan Goolsbee was his new chair of the White House Economic Counsel. Does it get worse?
And about that bad press conference Friday morning, I'll note Lambert's catch at Corrente:
[OBAMA] With respect to health care, what I said during the debate is the same thing I’m saying now and it’s the same thing I will say three or four years from now. Bending the cost curve on health care is hard to do. We’ve got hundreds of thousands of providers and doctors and systems and insurers. And what we did was we took every idea out there about how to reduce or at least slow the costs of health care over time.
Good call on Lambert's part.
Tuesday, C.I. offered a lengthy excerpt of Phyllis Bennis' CounterSpin appearance talking about the Iraq War and at ZNet they've just posted the full thing so click here if you were unable to stream it.
That's it for me. Have a great weekend. Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"