The Expert Blogs are hoping to replicated some of the bipartisan discussions that take place as part of the social side of capital hill life that don’t make it into the media or the hearing process. The conversations which happen behind the scenes between politicians on both sides of the aisles when individuals are not worried about providing soundbites for journalists. The concept should prove interesting.
The evening was extremely educational there were some lively discussions about Senator Clinton and the Obama’s vetting for her possible appointment as the Secretary of State as well as speculation about battle between Congressman Dingell and Waxman over who will head the committee on Energy and Commerce (Waxman won).
There was also speculation on who would head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and several other key economic cabinet posts. One of the predictions came true and was recently announced, Mr. Geithner was picked to head the Treasury Department. The financial markets apparently approved resulting in a nice rally this afternoon.