Difference in candidates will be in appointees

Published 9:56 pm Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dear editor:

If John McCain is elected president Phil Graham likely will be his Treasury Secretary. This is the individual responsible for ending regulations that allowed the Enron debacle and the kind of speculation in oil trading that helped to push prices above $4 per gallon.

This is an individual who believes in free markets to the point that he likely would allow speculators bring our economy down.

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An important question as our leaders attempt to avert a financial meltdown and worldwide depression is what would Phil Graham have done if he were our current Treasury Secretary?

On the other hand Senator Obama will likely appoint members of President Bill Clinton’s economic team to key posts. While these guys are not perfect they did an excellent job when at the helm!

Across the board a serious question should be, “Do you want pragmatists who believe in and can make government work for you in charge or do you want theorists who don’t believe in government who want to run government into the ground in charge?”

Michael Mullen