Obama Press Secretary Questioned On Occupy Wall Street
Via Greg Sargent, who writes:
The story here is not what the White House said but that it was asked to weigh in on the protests at all ó another sign of the remarkable speed with which it has grown from a crowd chanting at police two weeks ago. As for the substance of the White House response, it would have been a mistake for it to go any further than it did here ó registering an understanding of economic frustration. Because if thereís one thing thatís growing clearer by the hour, itís that this is an entirely organic effort, one thatís about nobody but the protestors themselves.
I think Greg misses an important point - the White House's cozy relationship with Wall Street is part of what is being protested. Hard to see an Administration that has Tim Geithner as Treasury Secretary being in tune with a protest against Wall Street. BTW, as long as offering "an agenda" to Occupy Wall Street seems to be the latest rage, here's my contribution - demand the firing of Tim Geithner.
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