I sit here this evening watching a lovefest between 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl and Barney Frank. This is, in my opinion, not what I would consider to be an objective portrayal of Rep. Frank. For starters, Ms. Stahl not once, but twice, suggested he's the smartest man in Congress. That really doesn't say much for the rest of Congress, unless she's suggesting he's a savant.
Rep. Frank is the presiding chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Finance. He's been a member of this committee for years and can be credited with stopping legislation in committee to limit the power and authority of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2004, 2005 and 2006, as reported in a series of articles in the Wall Street Journal in late October. It was later disclosed that he was having a close relationship with one of the executives at Fannie Mae, but this was [...]
... for the most boring interview in history. Last night felt more like 3600 seconds. For those of you that missed it (lucky you), it was the big "first interview of the 44th President Elect of the United Stated". Steve Kroft, one-on-one with Obama for half the show, Michelle included in the second half (with a little time for Rooney).
Softball questions by Kroft... oh, wait a minute, he did press Obama mightily to reveal yet unannounced cabinet position appointments. Darn, Barack refused to slip up on that!
Why oh why do we care about Obama's position on college football playoffs?
Very little of what was discussed from a policy standpoint was any different than what we've heard on the campaign OR Obama just didn't provide a real answer. Auto industry? Let's see what happens. Gitmo? Shut it down... and as a commenter at James Hibberd's The Live Feed said, no follow-up from Kroft on an obvious question: what to do with the prisoners?
Economy: do [...]