Austan Goolsbee is a free market economist who Obama would like to put on his Council of Economic Advisers.
He would be an unabashedly free market voice in Obama’s ear. Let me repeat that: He would be a free market economist, giving Obama advice as Obama sets about nationalizing banks, socializing health care, and generally growing the size and scope of government. Would make a difference? Who knows. But he certainly couldn’t hurt.
And you’re blocking his confirmation because . . . the Democrats did the same thing to one of Bush’s nominees?