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Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-24 16:43||
#4 Heard some info on Our Things Considered today that might be useful. link
Posted by mom 2013-01-24 19:29||
#5 He could appoint far worse - and usually does.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-01-24 19:42||
#6 From mom's link:
White, who spent nearly a decade as U.S. Attorney in New York City, would be the first former prosecutor to lead the SEC. She oversaw successful prosecutions in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and against mafia boss John Gotti, as well as numerous white-collar criminals. The White House highlighted that background in an apparent signal to would-be wrongdoers in the financial sector.
No doubt Friends of the Whitehouse will be grandfathered somehow.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-01-24 20:19||
#7 she may have the creds for the job, but after seeing her mug shot, my first impression was that she was a relative of Janet Reno, the Second Fugliest Female to ever be appointed to an executive post in the federal gov't.
Posted by USN,Ret. 2013-01-24 21:52||
President Obama has nominated my former boss, Mary Jo White, to be the next chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He could not have made a better choice.
I worked for Mary Jo for nearly a decade when she was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for nine years, from 1993-2002. It's not enough to say she's one of the best lawyers in the country; she's also one of the best people I've been fortunate to know. She is whip smart and tough. She is also a model of integrity and rectitude. She will do what the SEC ought to do: aggressive enforcement against fraudulent actors. But she also has a world of experience representing businesses, and thus a mature appreciation of the difference between necessary regulation and paralyzing overreach.
The president has made many terrible appointments. To say that this one is a superb appointment is not to grade him on a curve. Mary Jo White will be terrific in what is a very important job.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-01-24 22:13||
#9 "Whether it's going to be successful (depends) on the political climate of the SEC and the ability to change an agency culture."
From mom's link. Color me skeptical. Is there anything Obama has done that lacked a Chicago-style political component?
Posted by SteveS 2013-01-24 23:35||