Saturday, February 28, 2009


I first heard President Obama's pick to lead the Council of Economic Advisors, Christina Romer, opining on several news shows the other day, talking up Obama's stimulus plan and budget; and was immediately turned off by the chirpy, syrupy, condescending tone that came from the rather fixed smile on her face.

My instantaneous negative reaction was not only to what she was saying about the economy, which seemed both forced and cheerfully false; but to her demeanor which also seemed exceptionally... forced and cheerfully false. Then it came to me who she reminded me of!

Harry Potter's Professor Dolores Umbridge! All Romer needs to do is wear some pink.

Once again, life imitates art.

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