Multiple news outlets are reporting that Roger Altman is in line to replace Larry Summers as head of the Obama administration’s National Economic Council. If this is true, Obama is replacing a controversial, Wall Street – friendly former Clinton staffer with a lower-profile, Wall Street -friendly former Clinton staffer.
The rumored appointment comes at a Read More
Steve Schwarzman is a serious man who says serious things: Take, for instance, the private equity king’s recent comments in South Korea about mark-to-market accounting rules. Sometimes, to be sure, he also says things that are a bit out there, but then he promptly apologizes.
Nevertheless, according to photographs posted on Read More
Mr. Roger C. Altman
55 East 52nd Street
New York, N.Y. 10055
You may recall that I wrote you a couple of years ago in connection with some ideas for the Kerry campaign. I didn’t hear back, which didn’t surprise me, although now that I think about Read More
Last fall, Democratic insiders were whispering that Roger Altman would be John Kerry’s Treasury Secretary.
Of course, Mr. Altman’s prospects were dampened somewhat when Mr. Kerry failed to live up to his end of the bargain in November. But gossip springs eternal, and now those in the know (or who think of themselves as such) Read More
In a Fifth Avenue living room one recent evening, Richard Holbrooke was introduced to a crowd of New York Democrats as “the next Secretary of State.”
Why not? Mr. Holbrooke, a former United Nations Ambassador who was Bill Clinton’s envoy to the Balkans, certainly is working for it. Many hours before his evening on Fifth Read More
Gore Campaign Shocker!
The night before Vice President Al Gore walked through a service
entrance and into a private room at the Four Seasons restaurant on East
52nd Street, Barbara Walters had interviewed Monica Lewinsky on prime time
and left some of us with the realization that an irrevocable change in our
culture had occurred. Read More