Filling the Vacuum

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Steve Benen writes about Obama's roll-out of his economic team: the "leaks" on Friday, the appearances on Sunday chat shows, the press conference today, the press conference promised for tomorrow.

... this is Obama's way of improving investor confidence and settling the markets before he can take actual policy steps to improve investor confidence and settle the markets. ... no one's listening to Bush, who went to Peru over the weekend, and Paulson's credibility is shot -- and Obama is simply stepping to fill the void.

Exactly what we decided was happening at the dinner table tonight.

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