Inviting the milquetoast Huffington Post in for a face-to-face open house, the Treasury Department missed a golden opportunity to gain some real Street Cred. I don’t know the backgrounds of everyone on the list, but I can tell you right now that other than Felix, I don’t feel that any of them have a big enough or influential enough megaphone to sway the discussion one way or the other.
Here’s my short list of who should’ve been in attendance, and then I’ll send you over to Reuters for the lowdown on the actual meeting…
Bloggers / Treasury wishlist:
Chris Whalen (The Big Picture)
Adrienne Gonzales (Jr Deputy Accountant)
Tom Brakke (Research Puzzle)
Bill Singer (BrokeAndBroker)
Mark Thoma (Economist’s View)
Gregor Macdonald (Gregor.US)
Paul Vigna (DJ MarketTalk)
Michael Pento (Greenfaucet)
Anyway, these are the (non-anonymous) bloggers that I’d love to have seen get the chance to ask the right questions for us. Oh well, maybe next week they’ll invite in USA Today and Readers Digest. Whatever.