Parlor Chatter Of The Day: Why Didn’t Larry Summers Quit Instead?

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Officially, Obama economic advisor Christina Romer is leaving The White House on very good terms, as she desires to return to Berkeley.

And we don’t blame her — we wouldn’t want to have the job of spinning lousy jobs reports each month.

But the scuttlebutt, apparently, is that she had run-ins with Larry Summers, who had a lot more access to The President.

There’s also gossip — completely unsubstantiated, we just know that people are chattering about this — that Summers wanted Romer out.

So we imagine that for a day or two, in between talk about the jobs number, and whatever else people talk about on a lazy Friday in August, there will be a fair amount of Larry Summers, chatter, and questions about why he’s still there, especially since rumours of his departure have been flying around for several months.