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Ah, glorious, glorious competence.

55368649The best one-liner of the day–a funny stab at the Bush administration–comes from The Economist in this article praising President-Elect Obama’s nomination of New York Fed president Timothy Geithner as Treasury secretary. After eight years of failed policies that got us into this economic mess, Geithner represents strong international experience, working with economies in Brazil and Thailand, for example, more than “any other policymaker in office today.”

In contrast to the Treasury secretary appointment, however, comes a note of irony from Rachel Maddow on The Conan O’Brien Show, when she points out that Hillary Clinton’s appointment to Secretary of State may not exactly represent the change that Obama hoped for (I love Rachel Maddow, and not only because we own the similar black glasses).

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Ricco Villanueva Siasoco is a Manhattan-based writer and non-profit manager. More

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