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  1. Patters

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    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/07/two-former-bush.html

    ABC News has learned that two former administration officials for President George W. Bush will appear with Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, at an economic meeting today, having signed up to be Obama economic advisers.

    Bush administration veterans former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and former Securities and Exchange Commissioner William Donaldson will join former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, and more traditionally Democratic economic advisers such as former Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, billionaire liberal Warren Buffett, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, and SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger.

    Donaldson's tenure at the SEC was notable for his attempts to work with the Democratic Commissioners, for angering the US Chamber of Commerce and Republican legislators, and for abandoning an effort for shareholder proxy access.

    O'Neill, the former CEO of Alcoa, had a stormy tenure as Bush's Treasury Secretary, and revealed his frustrations with the Bush administration -- especially over the war in Iraq, economic policy, and the President's leadership style -- in a book written with Ron Suskind, The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill.
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    Is this supposed to be a positve post Patters? HAHAHAHA!!! Man some people are hilarious.
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    Politically it's positive, I suppose. At least he'll know what not to do by having them on board.
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    Obama is doomed...
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    I agree with that. Most Americans will see this as a positive.
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    There are striking differences between Obama and his Economic Advisors on their opinions as it pertains to the deficit, free trade, NAFTA, professionalism, funding, and additional stimuli packages. Will Obama change his opinion on such subjects or ignore the advice of his Economic Advisors much like he said he would ignore the advice of his Military Advisors?

    http://www.gop.com/News/NewsRead.aspx?Guid=e9b0f491-cfff-423c-8e70-c55b1697fca0
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    GOP.COM now there is an objective source of information, you folks need variety in your lives.. it is a real big world out there.
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    Well if he wants to know what not to do then Rumsfeld has some spare time and Cheney will be out of a job in 2009.
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    You may not like the source but the content it raises in this case is correct. Is Obama again shifting on another position? These are questions the MSM should be raising.
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    Fixed. I didn't want your post to appear like you were deliberately misleading people or anything:rolleyes:

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