Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Bush nominates Gore lover

By Creature

The big news (wev) out of the White House today is that Treasury Secretary John Snow has resigned (finally) and that the president has nominated Goldman Sachs chief executive officer Henry M. Paulson Jr. to be the new economic mouthpiece (snore).

But wait, thanks to Think Progress we learn Paulson may not be the team player Bush hopes he will be.

President Bush’s new nominee for Treasury Secretary, Goldman Sachs Chairman Henry M. Paulson Jr., not only endorses the Kyoto Protocol to limit greenhouse emissions, but argues that the United States’ failure to enact Kyoto undermines the competitiveness of U.S. companies.
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As a result, Paulson’s nomination is strongly opposed by a coalition right-wing groups seeking to cast doubt on climate science, such as the National Center for Public Policy Research, describing Paulson as “diametrically opposed to the positions of [the Bush] Administration.”

Could this be a White House nomination that really does shake things up? I doubt it. The Bushes rarely let anyone from the outside in. So, I'll go out on a limb here, and say that the Paulson nomination is just more window-dressing for an administration that is biding its time until they get to step down and enjoy the fruits of their criminal capers.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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