Friday, January 7, 2011

CHANGE? REALLY? Obama Recruits Progressive Clinton-Era Advisor to Fill Economic Vacancy

On Friday morning, President Barack Obama will named Gene Sperling as director of the National Economic Council (NEC), a position Sperling previously held from 1996 to 2000 and has most recently been working as a counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and as a Senior Fellow for Economic Policy and Director for the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center on Universal Education.

The announcement comes as President Obama looks to fill a number of vacancies in his senior staff, including appointing William Daley as his new chief of staff. Sperling will fill the NEC post in lieu of Larry Summers’ recent departure, the Washington Post reports.

WaPo’s Ezra Klein notes how Sperlin‘s appointment continues Obama’s recent trend of selecting prior government officials to fill new vacancies within his administration: READ MORE...

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