Guess where Barack Obama’s new Office of Management and Budget director, Jeff Zients, used to work? Just guess. Oh okay, the headline basically gives it away: he worked at Bain Capital from 1988 to 1990 in between Mitt Romney’s stints with the firm. So let’s review: Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry both hate Mitt Romney for letting Bain Capital steal all the jerbs, and Barack Obama just named a Bain alum to a Cabinet position amid streams of glowing praise such as, “Since day one, Jeff has demonstrated superb judgment.” Now. Whose public posture toward “things Bain Capital” more correctly represents the stated view of Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, Newt Gingrich’s or Barack Obama’s?
From the Washington Examiner:
President Obama’s top campaign strategist, David Axelrod, criticized Romney for having a “Bain mentality,” just as some of Romney’s Republican presidential election rivals have blamed him for layoffs that took place at companies that Bain Capital financed.
Yeah. So how much does Barack Obama love someone with the “Bain mentality” again?
“I’m pleased to designate Jeff Zients to lead the Office of Management and Budget. Since day one, Jeff has demonstrated superb judgment and has provided sound advice on a whole host of issues,” Obama said in a statement accompanying the announcement today.
Oh well, David Axelrod is used to sounding ridiculous most of the time, anyway. [Washington Examiner]