Sunday, December 21, 2008

New York Power

My first post this month was about Hilary Clinton and Eric Holder, two New Yorkers who will be serving in the Obama administration. Since then Tim Geithner, president of the New York Fed and a Brooklyn native, has been appointed Treasury secretary, and Shaun Donovan, the NYC commissioner of housing, will become the new HUD secretary (Bloomberg may be a billionaire but Obama's gonna be president; "poor" Mike loses on this one).

In addition, it appears that Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion will be headed to the White House as the head of urban policy. This hasn't been announced yet but is expected soon.

So for the first time, probably since FDR, New Yorkers will be wielding a great deal of national and international power. Let's hope they do it well.

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