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  •  So will I... (12+ / 0-)

    I just hope she takes on the neoliberals as well as baggers. Both groups are wrong for America... just in different ways.

    populist liberalism and a scathing indictment of anti-government "magical thinking" by the tea party."

    "If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged." - 17th-century French clergyman and statesman Cardinal Richelieu.

    by markthshark on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 06:33:53 PM PDT

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    •  Book reviews already hit Geithner & Summers hard (20+ / 0-)

      with Warren's book's anecdotes confirming, in their own words, what their critics had long suspected.

      Warren hasn't had such deep personal interaction with the militarism-focused portion of the plutocracy's frontmen, but

      anybody who starts off with Warren's deep knowledge of and resistance to the domestic abuses of the financial services industry is

      equipped intellectually and intestinally to
      connect the dots between
      •    domestic financialization,
      •    international economics and
      •    militarism.
      •  Excerpts show Warren compliments Geithner (5+ / 0-)
        But Warren says Geithner not only publicly backed her against attacks, he also defended her in private.

        Soon after she accepted the role of building the CFPB, a blurb ran in POLITICO’s Morning Money column that Warren says took her by “surprise.”

        Her new office at the Treasury Building was “getting a makeover,” the item said, adding “that’s something of a rarity for Treasury officials, who usually leave their office as-is. There is much internal debate as to exactly what color it is that is going up on Warren’s walls.”

        When the Huffington Post ran a story the next day titled, “Are Treasury’s Knives Coming Out Against Elizabeth Warren?” detailing a series of leaks from Treasury that had come out since Warren had arrived, Geithner reached out to her.

        “He was direct: I’m sorry about the story about painting your office,” Warren writes. “He told me there would never be another nasty leak about me while I was trying to do my job.”

        Warren says she doesn’t know what Geithner did, but the leaks stopped.

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        "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." - Thomas Paine

        by shrike on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 08:19:28 AM PDT

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      •  Plus tho she didn't make her name as a trial (1+ / 0-)
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        atty law skool had to teach her something about thinking on her feet. That's always a plus for a big time pol.

        “You think You're frightening me with Your hell, don't You? You think Your hell is worse than mine.” --Dorothy Parker

        by Ice Blue on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 03:48:48 PM PDT

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