Rodge Cohen: never mind

By Megan McArdle

It looks like he, too, has withdrawn his name from consideration.

My liberal commenters want me to excoriate the Republicans for making the president worry about tax trivia.  I thought I did, yesterday.  But okay, consider them excoriated.  Now, back to The President.  The one with the really sizeable majority in both houses and the stellar approval ratings. 

Mr. President, it's time to get serious.  Go on the road and complain about Republican obstructionism, if it's such a big problem.  You've got a lot of political capital to spend.  Use it.  Tell the public why this issue is important.  Tell them the Republicans are irresponsibly grandstanding and that sainthood cannot be a job requirement for these appointments.  Because unless you think Jesus is coming back, like, tomorrow, we can't really afford to wait for his return to call 144,000 potentially qualified Treasury undersecretaries out of their graves.

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