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The waiting is the hardest part

September 12, 2010 - Mike Maneval

President Barack Obama's press conference on Friday left White House Correspondent Ryan Grim, of the Huffington Post, with "little room for doubt" Elizabeth Warren, the economist who conceptualized the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would be tapped to be its first chief.

The Wall Street Journal's Michael Corkery had a different take on the President's remarks. Obama, in Corkery's view, had been asked about the two-month lapse since the financial reform bill creating the agency passed and "what this said about inside-the-White House politics." And after Corkery addresses the possibility of Warren's nomination - and doubts of whether she'd be confirmed in the Senate - he returns to ponder the "question Obama didn’t answer (Friday) morning ... What are they waiting for?"

A question the President may well turn around on Corkery and the Republican caucus in the Senate, according to the Huffington Post's coverage of the press conference. 

"I've got people who've been waiting for six months to get confirmed who nobody has an official objection to and who were voted out of committee unanimously, and I can't get a vote on them," Grim quotes the President as saying. 


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