Comments on: Elizabeth Warren’s new job A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: Beezer Mon, 20 Sep 2010 13:04:08 +0000 Warren’s got everything it takes to be effective. And she has the most special of all qualities: Common sense.

By: mattmc Sun, 19 Sep 2010 03:04:23 +0000 “willing to fight back on behalf middle-class families”

WhyTF would she highlight that she’d be willing to fight for them? That’s just coded politician talk. Or does she mean she’s going to eliminate the higher cost loan products that the less fortunate depend upon?

I have extremely low hopes that this person, this bureau, and this whole concept is going to significantly benefit anyone beyond the those employed by the bureaucracy it creates.

By: CDN_finance Sat, 18 Sep 2010 16:54:25 +0000 I think it’s a sign of the times when one of the biggest things going for Ms Warren is that she being derided by players from the right. I will agree however that the form of this appointment is really an end-around congressional approval, but that can be seen in two ways: 1) that the administration really wants to get moving on this fast and doesn’t want to wait through Republican obstanance (for the sake of obstanance as opposed to real objections) or; 2) it’s a political move to protect Obama from having an appointment blocked before the November elections.

Either way, good for Ms Warren (and hopefully Americans) but done in the usual politically slimy way… sigh. Do these guys NEVER learn?

By: Publius Sat, 18 Sep 2010 14:05:49 +0000 Yes, by all means, we need more:


academics excited to wield political power. They have done so well so far, we need far more that have a clear-eyed ideological view of the world unclouded by the vagaries of business experience. It’s even more exciting that she holds private conference-calls with left-wing bloggers. GO LIZ!

By: arrgh Sat, 18 Sep 2010 07:12:27 +0000 let us hope that this is not the volcker-ization of EW.

that said, GO LIZ!!!!

By: ReuterReader76 Fri, 17 Sep 2010 23:35:55 +0000 This is the worst of both worlds:

– Elizabeth Warren will not be the appointed head of CFPB.

– Elizabeth Warren will be the unofficial, unappointed, head of CFPB.

The policy of nominating an easily nominate-able figurehead, while reserving the true power to an non-nominated, non-elected position is bad governing form. What is the point of having a nomination in the first place?

I’d much prefer the president nominate Elizabeth Warren, even if she gets rejected by Congress.

By: colinsj Fri, 17 Sep 2010 22:26:38 +0000 The emotion surrounding this move is yet another example of this country’s insistence on grossly misinterpreting Obama’s relative centrism.