8/6/10

Romer bails

Christy Romer, Obama's top dog among his economic advisors, is jumping ship:

Romer leaves

"Christy Romer has provided extraordinary service to me and our country during a time of economic crisis and recovery," Obama said in a written statement. "The challenges we faced demanded more of Christy than any of her predecessors, and I greatly valued and appreciated her skill, commitment and wise counsel.

Sure.

What he really means is that since she can't seem to choke down as much of the purple Kool-Aid as he would like, she's outa there:

She also was reported to have butted heads with other members of Obama's economic team, in particular Larry Summers, director of the National Economic Council.

In December, the she sand Summers even seemed to contradict each other -- in interviews conducted on the same day -- on whether the recession had ended.

"Everybody agrees that the recession is over," Summers said.

"Of course not," Romer said in a separate interview.


Not getting along well with the Emperor's Wardrobe admirers, is she?

Her resignation comes as the White House labors to convince the public that the economy is on the right track amid near-double digit unemployment.

And then we have the obligatory smoke-blowing from Summers:

One administration official, speaking to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss internal relations at the White House, downplayed any tension between Romer and Summers, saying the pair often emerged as strong allies.

Summers said Monday night that Romer has been "an extraordinary friend and colleague at the White House," and he looked forward to drawing on her advice in the future.


Sounds good, doesn't it.

Pass the Kool-Aid. And don't worry about the $600 million our CongressClowns just added to the bill; they'll just borrow more from the Chinese, who after all, have some experience with building walls that don't work.