Mar 052009

I wonder if the Obamanites have lost confidence in their ability to blame Bush for all of the economic troubles:

The person Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wanted as his chief deputy withdrew from consideration Thursday, dealing a setback to the agency as it struggles to address the worst financial crisis in decades… “a personal decision” to withdraw from the process, according to a person familiar with her decision … No tax problems or other issues arose during Nazareth’s vetting… Geithner has been criticized for staffing his department too slowly…Five weeks into his tenure, he has yet to name a single top deputy or assistant secretary. This has left Treasury with too few people authorized to make decisions or represent the department in meetings with stakeholders. — AP article on Yahoo News

Dunno if that would explain this one, though:

Earlier Thursday, an administration official said Gupta “was under serious consideration for the job of surgeon general. He has removed himself from consideration to focus more on his medical career and his family. We know he will continue to serve and educate the public through his work with media and in the medical arena.”