Do you remember these three women?

(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Colleen Rowley, Sherron Watkins and Cynthia Cooper?  They were named Persons of the Year by Time and on their cover in I think 2002 – that was when whistleblowers (Enron) were honored by the press.  

An interesting argument going on in left blogosphere now tweaked that memory.  Yves Smith – of Naked Capitalism, wrote a call-out article on her blog on how Peter Peterson has usurped FDR’s name by “bribing” the people at Roosevelt Institute to take part in one of Peterson’s open hunts on SS/Medicare.  Ms. Smith is an economist, so has all of the requisite bells and whistles.  Of course, it met with pushback from some of the other supposedly liberal think tanks she mentions in her original article.  This am Yves hits back with a terrific essay at FDL – I am on my way out but hope some of you will read Yves original essay and this follow up.

And the reason I thought of these three women is because Yves mentions Elizabeth Warren and gives her great credit for sticking it out in the face of the consistent belittlement and marginalization by the admin (one might even say boredom by all those adults in the WH).  You know the only ones in the room – the rest of us being unruly children.

This one may have legs.    

3 comments

    • Xanthe on June 5, 2011 at 4:10 pm
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    She doesn’t talk about austerity or sacrifices by the Middle Class.

    No, she uses the word “moral” – Yup she went there.

    • TMC on June 5, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Got my second cup of coffee then commented. Scathing take down of the current political scene and withering analysis of the so-called left.

    I felt better after reading it though. I reuse to abandon my principles and morals for a political agenda that will just sell them to the highest bidder.

  1. who has his take on 2012 and the great but people limited future of the human race.  Essentially “we” are destined to evolve into something far greater than ourselves meaning that people who created/continue to this day to create those Enron situations in the world will cease to exist.  Now you may take these proposals, concepts and ideas as pure speculations but it’s way better than anything corporate media wants me to watch TV shows on my computer.

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