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Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Cabinet of Incuriosities

Ron Suskind of Price of Loyalty fame writes in Tuesday's NYT that the second-term cabinet members are basically tools of the White House. "This is not to disparage any of the president's selections," Suskind laughably adds toward the end, reminding me of Antonin Scalia's dissent in Lawrence v. Texas, in which he mentioned as an aside that he had nothing against gay people.

Sadly, I think Suskind is spot on, as he was in the book about Paul O'Neill. An unfortunate consequence of this column dissing John Snow is that Suskind probably has ruined his chances of doing a follow-up book about post-O'Neill Treasury Department insiderism.