Congressional scholar Norman Ornstein calls on President Bush to appoint Tim Geithner, Barack Obama’s proposed Treasury secretary, immediately, according to a Thomas Friedman column. “Make him a Bush appointment and let him take over next week,” the column reports. A year ago, policy and administration scholars worried about the transition’s impact on leadership in homeland security and defense, but now the economy may be the most urgent concern.

Tim Geithner

Tim Geithner

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