Who is Ben Bernanke, Bush’s nominee for Fed chair? We’ll tell you one thing: He’s not Harriet Miers.
• “New Fed chief no Harriet Miers” (The Gazette)
• “Ben , he’s no Harriet Miers!” (Fortune)
• “The anti-Harriet-Miers” (USAT)
• “Everything Harriet Miers isn’t.” (LAT)
• “The perfect counterpoint to the Harriet Miers selection” (AP)
Of course, all this harping on how Miers and Bernanke are different misses one crucial similarity: They both have beards.
“A Love That Was Benched by Their Careers: The long-standing relationship between high court nominee Harriet Miers and Texas jurist Nathan Hecht entrances and puzzles their friends.” [LAT]
“He’s also got a very nicely trimmed beard. … very nicely trimmed beard. We’ll watch that, see how it grows over the next few weeks.” [CNN]