Monday, June 28, 2010

Who Dat?

The Senate is having hearings on Elena Kagan for a seat on the Supreme Court. She has been prominent in the news and the topic of discussion on all the talk shows just like the previous nominee Sonia Sotomayor. There was a poll about whether Americans could identify the justices of the Supreme Court. Hardly anyone could. However, more named Clarence Thomas than any other justice. So here is a test. Who are Peter Diamond, Sarah Raskin, and Janet Yellen? They too have been nominated by Obama and will have hearings before the Senate. They are in some ways just as important and maybe more important that Kagan and Sotomayor but hardly a word has been written on their confirmation hearings. No talk show host has been ranting and railing about them. No lobbying group has organized a campaign against them. The senate has not threatened a filibuster. Talk about being under the radar! So who are they? They are nominees to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors!

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