Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein
Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein cruised through Tuesday's Senate confirmation hearing on his nomination to be White House regulatory czar, heartening business interests who see him as a potential ally in an administration expected to step up rule making.
They still haven't figured out President Obama; all they see is a liberal Democrat, and they pigeonhole him into their own paradigm of what that means.
"Certainly, Cass is a very smart guy and understands the regulatory process as well as anyone," said William Kovacs, vice president for regulatory affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "That is the most you can hope for in this kind of administration.…If we have a chance anywhere [in the administration], it's going to be there."
This kind of administration? Being what, precisely?