November 25th, 2008
12:06 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama nominates Orszag for OMB director

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Peter Orszag to run the Office of Management and Budget, and Rob Nabors to be his deputy.


Filed under: Obama transition
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  1. Mike NY

    Mr. Indendant – Let's hope it is iindeed a "royal" flush and not just a flush!

    November 25, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  2. Mike NY

    Imagine that, someone from the Clinton Administration, what a novel idea. Smarter government (not a hard to do) or retread. The future will tell. I, for one more, really hope it works. Good Luck Mr. President-Elect, I didn't vote for you (obviously) but I sincerely hope you can and do become "my President, too" as you so elequently put it on November 4th.

    November 25, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  3. Dee

    Well Timothy, you can always MOVE to Canada since you know the "truth"....you won't be missed....

    November 25, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. Armando

    If spending and borrowing got us into this problem, do you people think it will get us out? We need to save and produce. It's basic economics, sadly President Bailout doesn't understand.

    If you do the same thing you've always done you'll get the same thing you've always gotten.

    And no I didn't vote for McCain either they are both the same.

    November 25, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  5. NY Republican

    Tulsa – thank you, thank you, thank you! Although Americans have not been very good about "tightening their belts" since WWII. We do need to stand by our President-Elect and give him an honest chance to do what he claims to be able to do. Help where we can, and NOT stand for the business as usual we are so used to with politicians. If only to keep him on the track he started on.

    November 25, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. Simmy

    I am thrilled with all of the choices! God bless you Sir!

    Cori from CO: Have ever tried prayer? It Changes things!
    S. Boatman: You Rock! Ditto!!!

    Anyone else being negative: Fox is calling; please answer!

    November 25, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  7. ANGIE

    keep bashing him republicans you did it in the Primaries you did it in the General Election AND HE WON BOTH BASH AWAY THAT WILL ONLY MAKE HIM A BETTER PRESIDENT

    November 25, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  8. Peter (CA)

    Timothy-

    How does your second post go together with your first?

    November 25, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  9. Mikey

    To Timothy:

    Since you seem to think you have a monopoly on the truth, could you please enlighten us?

    Seems to me that Obama is making good moves so far, but the proof will be in the pudding. The Bush Administration should be judged on their actions and end result – same with the Obama Administration.

    November 25, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  10. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Um, Laverne; Fact check if you please: wasn't it the Democrats in Congress who voted overwhelmingly for the first bailout package that went to Wall Street? And wasn't it Republicans who sided with the American people and opposed it? So how is it Bush's bailout package? Would you have us believe that the Dems believed Bush's 'lies' but Republicans didn't? That's just not reality.

    November 25, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  11. Lizz

    Spending can stimulate economy. When people start buting, businesses will boom. But don't spend beyond means.... this was how we get into trouble with the sub-prime mortgages.

    November 25, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  12. NotNowMookie

    Mike: "Um, Laverne; Fact check if you please: wasn't it the Democrats in Congress who voted overwhelmingly for the first bailout package that went to Wall Street? And wasn't it Republicans who sided with the American people and opposed it? So how is it Bush's bailout package? Would you have us believe that the Dems believed Bush's 'lies' but Republicans didn't? That's just not reality."

    It is Bush's package because he wrote it and submitted it to Congress. I guess you can write but can't read? And remember that the Republicans voted against the plan only because Granny Pelosi freightended them. Eric Cantor looked like he peed himself he was so scared. And he's your new whip. Minority Whimp is more like it.

    November 25, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  13. geecee827

    Admittedly, many of Obama's appointees come from the Clinton Administration. But there's nothing wrong with selecting good people who will be the best choice for the job. You can't discount choosing them just because they served in a previous administration. They have experience, which is something that all Obama's detractors kept saying he didn't have. Well, his administration sure does. He is smart enough to look at the big picture. Let's not forget he taught constitutional law for nearly 10 years so he does know something about running a government. He's a brilliant guy and nothing will get past him. January 20th cannot come soon enough, indeed.

    November 25, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. billy-bayou

    Gary of El Centro, Ca.

    I'm with you Gary, the sooner this clown gets to take over the planet earth the sooner you people will realize the error of your ways. You elected a lightweight IDIOT, live with it.
    Happy thanksgiving!!

    November 25, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
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