Lawrence Summers to Head National Economic Council

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    President-elect Barack Obama will name former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers the director of his National Economic Council, placing the Harvard University economist he passed over for Treasury secretary inside the White House as his closest economic adviser, Democratic officials said Saturday night.

    Presumed Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) (R) greets former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and others during a meeting with some of his top economic advisors at the Omni Shoreham hotel July 28, 2008 in Washington, DC. Obama called the two-hour meeting to discuss the current economic situation in the United States, including high gasoline prices and the collapse of the mortgage market.
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    Clue number 465 that Obama is not what he pretends to be.

    Summers was a huge supporter of the Bush economic policies and he contributed to the economic mess this country finds itself in today.

    He is a controversial lightning rod, who, while at the world bank, put out a memo that said the world bank should encourage the dumping of toxic wastes in Africa and Latin American countries because those people don't live long anyway, thus non-white life in less valuable. This caused protests around the world which forced him from the world bank

    Blacks and Hispanics should be real happy with this choice.

    Summers also, while president of Harvard University, attacked the African-American Studies Department, chased noted scholar and professor Cornel West from Harvard into Princeton, tried to change the political climate at Harvard towards the right-wing and Bush policies, tried to bring the ROTC back, and his tenure was so full of controversy that the faculty voted "No Confidence" in his "leadership", his failures inspired calls from inside and outside the university for him to step down, and he finally had to resign amid all the firestorms he created.

    So much for "no drama Obama."

    When Bill Clinton first tried to put Summers in his administration, protests followed, so Clinton slid him into a spot at Treasury that didn't require confirmation .. just as Obama has done .. and Summers moved into the top spot in Treasury through the back door.

    AND, once again Obama has demonstrated the he is truly America's first Jewish president.

    Clue number 465
     
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