Not long ago, President Barack Obama finally got around to filling three of the top jobs at the Treasury Department that had been vacant since his inauguration.
But even afterward, one top financial job was left conspicuously unfilled—namely, the role of Economic Surrogate in Chief.
A good economic statesman—somebody who can crunch budget projections by Read More
At an event in New York this morning former Bill Clinton aide Paul Begala sharply criticized Mark Penn. One attendee who I spoke with today added that Begala, employing a Cajun accent, also quoted a swipe taken by Jim Carville at the now former chief strategist.
‘How come the guy who calls Read More
Some more comments on Don Imus’ return to radio that didn’t make it into the print story...
Bob Kerrey, New School president and former U.S. senator, told The Observer he’d go back on the show. "Look he apologized and he paid the price. Did Isiah Thomas apologize yet?"
Democratic political consultant Paul Read More
In yet further confirmation of our (okay, Ben Smith’s) theory of the Washingtonization of New York politics, Team Freddy Ferrer announced today that it has just hired former Kerry spokesman Chad Clanton as the campaign’s new P.R. maestro.
And they sound pretty pleased about it.
According to a press release, issued this afternoon Read More
Society orchestra leader
Peter Duchin had not planned to speak at the dinner he co-hosted in Le Cirque’s
upstairs library for Moulin Rouge
director Baz Luhrmann and his costume designer wife, Catherine Martin.
But, after the dinner plates
had been cleared, Peg Siegal, who had organized the event with her
brand-new partner in publicity, Read More