Interesting politics. Warren has the reputation to liberals as being pro-consumer and to conservatives as anti-business. If Obama appoints her, it will be interesting to see how both sides handle the issue. It would probably motivate quite a few liberals. Elizabeth Warren Under Consideration For Interim CFPB Chief The White House is considering tapping Harvard professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren to be the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a source familiar with the White House deliberations told HuffPost. Such a move would allow Warren to begin setting up the agency immediately and prevent the GOP from filibustering her nomination. She could serve until Obama nominates a permanent director -- a nomination he's not required to make, meaning that Warren would be able to serve indefinitely with the full powers of the director.