Comments on: The source of Sheila Bair’s power http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/16/the-source-of-sheila-bairs-power/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Tomsk http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/16/the-source-of-sheila-bairs-power/comment-page-1/#comment-2991 Sun, 21 Jun 2009 03:23:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/16/the-source-of-sheila-bairs-power/#comment-2991 “Bair and Warren are perceived by the informed public as clean stewards with big brooms”.
Clean-Stewards!Hahahahahaha!

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By: Kelli K http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/16/the-source-of-sheila-bairs-power/comment-page-1/#comment-2798 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:34:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/16/the-source-of-sheila-bairs-power/#comment-2798 You’re missing a huge piece to Bair’s power, Felix.

Unlike Geithner and Summers, she has no personal baggage to drag down her rep with the public. She did not curry favor with Wall St. tycoons while “overseeing” the NY Fed. Did not fail to pay her taxes and buy too much house in Westchester. She did not make 5 million dollars last year from 5 minutes of work for a big mysterious hedgefund (over whom she was about to have the power of life and death). And she did not dismantle regulatory frameworks in the Clinton era in a clear case of “accidentally” knocking down a load-bearing wall (oops).

Bair and Warren are perceived by the informed public as clean stewards with big brooms. Their power will only grow.

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