Finally, after months of hanging in the pink slip rumor mill, John Snow can move on. The White House has named Henry M. Paulson as the newest Treasury secretary; here’s what we know according to the Washington Post and NYT:
He was reluctant to accept the job.
He worked in the Pentagon as a young man.
He “has been a Goldman Sachs executive since 1974, pulling down a compensation package in 2005 of $37 million.”
He is “a birdwatcher who can often be found in Central Park with his binoculars.”
Thank you mainstream media for your thorough profile of this very important man.