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Yes, Gene Sperling Really Is a Liberal


Duncan Black writes:

Eschaton: Always Looking Out For The Little Guy: I actually have no opinion about Gene Sperling so just chalk this post up to general cynicism, but I have noticed that anecdotes suggesting 'he's really a liberal!' seem to pop up when people are floated for key economic positions.

But Gene Sperling really is a liberal, Duncan. Bob Woodward's The Agenda is in general not a reliable book, but its sections on Gene's attempts to push Clinton administration economic policy a little further to the left are, I think, accurate.