Friday, June 1, 2007

Lawrence Lindsey Joins the Thompson Campaign

This is an interesting appointment - a guy that got Bush elected, then Bush/Rumsfeld fired him for being truthful. Plus he is a strong supply-side economics booster.

Lawrence Lindsey, President Bush's issues adviser in the 1999-2000 run-up to his presidential candidacy, is poised to play a similar role in Fred Thompson's imminent campaign. A former Harvard economics professor and Federal Reserve governor, Lindsey was National Economics Council director in the Bush administration's first two years. He was fired (by Bush) following the 2002 elections after accurately predicting the cost of the Iraq war.

Lindsey was a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1991 to 1997, a policy advisor to President Bush, and a member of President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers. His Growth Experiment: How the New Tax Policy Is Transforming the U.S. Economy (1990) was a defense of supply-side economics and Reagan tax policy.

Courtesy of Robert Novak

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