Steve Rattner Is Very Unhappy with Ron Suskind
Franklin D. Roosevelt on Unemployment and Public Policy

Suskind's Three "Gotchas" Were Wrong

Ron Suskind's led his campaign to launch his book Confidence Men with three "gotcha" claims:

  1. That Obama was passive and ineffective and failed to deal with his senior women's complaints that the White House was a middle-aged boys club.

  2. That Obama commanded that the government take over and "resolve" Citigroup but Tim Geithner blocked that policy by dragging his feet.

  3. That economic policy was badly made because Larry Summers would not listen to anybody else and was so brutal a bureaucratic infighter that he won debates he should have lost.

As best as I can judge, all of these are simply wrong.