Quite a Labor Day weekend - lose a czar, gain a czar:
In Cincinnati tomorrow, President Obama will announce that he's appointing Ron Bloom his Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy, White House sources tell ABC News.
Bloom is currently Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner as a member of the President’s Task Force on the Automotive Industry, named to that position in February. He will remain in that position even while he takes on his new task.
That headline is from Jake Tapper of ABC News, who was being naughty - the NY Times stays on message by avoiding the dreaded "Czar" word.
The WSJ and TIME profiled Mr. Bloom when he joined the Administration this winter. Wesleyan, Harvard B-School, ten years as an investment banker and then Special Assistant to the United Steelworker President from 1996 on - dare we wonder whether Mr. Bloom is interested in promoting manufacturing jobs, or unionized manufacturing jobs?