- Obama's Economic Team: Reactions Roundup - The Huffington Post
- Rubinomics Recalculated - The New York Times
- Obama Sends Strong Signals from the Sidelines - LA Times
The largely delighted:
- Get Over It, Clinton Haters - Salon
- Serious People - Slate
- The Un-Paulson - Slate
- Why the Geithner Pick Is Even Better Than You Think - The New Republic
The largely disgusted:
- Obama Crushes Hopes of Progressives with Rubinesque Economic Team - The Progressive
- Past and Future - The Nation
- As Obama Taps Larry Summers, Recalling Summers' Days as a Regulation Foe - Mother Jones
- Obama and a Paucity of Progressives - Firedoglake
In short, no one knows what it all amounts to, and neither to I. Under the circumstances, I think the shrewedest observation comes from Firedoglake's Jane Hamsher:
[T]he proof will be in what [Obama] actually does....
[F]or people who convinced themselves that Obama was the second coming of Saul Alinsky -- wake up. He never was. He may, however, be the most progressive person we could have possibly hoped to elect as President of the United States.
Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to help keep the obstructionists off his back and push him to fulfill his campaign promises to end the war, pass health care legislation and the Employee Free Choice Act, clean up the environment, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, repair our infrastructure, create good jobs and restore the middle class.
That's what he promised us, and while I'm obviously not wild about the dearth of progressives in his administration..., I'm less concerned with who he chooses to implement his policies than with his ability to ultimately do so.
Barack Obama, Honeymoon Killer? - Salon
Ghettoization & The Difference Between Politics & Policy - OurFuture.org
A Market-Oriented Economic Team - Washington Post
Obama Assigns Centrists to Make Radical Economic Moves - LA Times