Back from the abyss to become the third in what appears to be a long line of questionable Obama appointees is one Austan Goolsbee. That's right the same Austan Goolsbee from Canada/NAFTA-gate as TPM’s Greg Sargent pointed out in a piece penned yesterday entitled "Austan Goolsbee Lives!"
Austan resurfaced in a confenece call yesterday as Obama's chief surrogate on economics or as Greg Sargent put it:
"And so, today on a conference call today with reporters, Goolsbee was front and center as a chief surrogate for Obama, who's battling it out with John McCain today over their competing economic plans."
This move has prompted a lot of us on the right to wonder aloud what Karl at Protein Wisdom asked Yesterday:
"I wonder who else Obama has disappeared only temporarily…"
I wonder who indeed... Karl went on to say:
Ironically, Austan is back just in time to be asked about his spirited defense of the subprime lending practices that Obama has been railing against out on the campaign trail. The media will ask him about it, won’t they?
This is a disturbing trend coming from the Obama camp and Obama himself... not only are his past relationships enough to give one pause, do to so many of them being radicals who are clearly anti-American, but currently his inability to recognize his appointees for the baggage they carry shows a complete lack of good judgment, experience, and a political naivety unfit to hold the highest office in the land.