There is almost nothing to which a person aspires that can be gained without compromise. The American people do not need to be made afraid of contrariness, or impassioned dissent, or of cooperation. That is a fear that will surely scuttle our democracy from within.
She now has an opportunity to show that she also has the strength of character to lead this often-fractious agency in these difficult and challenging times. Nothing less than the safety and integrity of our capital markets depend on the choices she makes.
Rep. Patrick McHenry wanted Elizabeth Warren to not be head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He got his wish. But now Massachusetts has a fearsome Senate candidate who has Republican Sen. Scott Brown very nervous.
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