The Wall Street Journal’s Jackie Colmes reports that “Bush allies” are looking at two possible replacements for outgoing budget director Mitch Daniels: White House deputy chief of staff Josh Bolten and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Tim Muris.
I have no opinion of Bolten at this time. But I definitely have an opinion about Muris. Now, I won’t launch a preemptive attack; Colmes says Muris “is said to like his current job,” and that makes sense to me. I don’t see Muris leaving a position where he has virtually unchecked power to impose his will on America’s businessmen for a job where he’d be under constant congressional scrutiny. Unless, of course, Muris is a sadist, which is a possibility given the way he’s treated recent FTC defendants.
Okay, maybe that was a preemptive attack. But, hey, Muris started it.