The Woke washing continues

The wokewashing continues with Neera Tanden getting a new coat of idpol bullshit wash:

https://www.dumptheguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/01/joe-biden-economic-team-treasury-janet-yellen

Joe Biden, the US president-elect, formally introduced his top economic advisers on Tuesday, as his incoming administration prepares to deal with the worst financial crisis in decades and a resurgent coronavirus pandemic.

Biden’s nominations would put several women in top economic roles, drawing a clear contrast with Donald Trump and reflecting his commitment to diversity.

Straight in with the idpol justifications; never mind their record or competence.

They include Janet Yellen, who if confirmed by the Senate will be the first woman to lead the US treasury in its 231-year history. Biden said he “might have to ask Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the musical about the first treasury secretary, [Alexander] Hamilton, to write another musical” about his new nominee.

You could probably ask him to write one about all the central american regime change coups that he loves too but this is just ridiculously superficial. Trying to appeal to the lovie libs perma-hard-on for Hamilton to ignore asking questions about a major appointment.

Biden’s nominees have all expressed support for government spending to boost employment, reduce inequality and help women and people of colour, disproportionately harmed by the downturn.

Just like when they worked for Obama…right?

And then we get to Darth Tanden.

“I’ve known Neera a long time,” Biden said. “A brilliant policy mind with critical practical experience across government. She was raised by a single mom on food stamps, an immigrant from India who struggled, worked hard and did everything she could for her daughter to live out the American dream, and Neera did just that. She understands the struggles millions of Americans are facing.”

Biden noted that Tanden would be the first woman of colour to run the OMB.

https://www.dumptheguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/01/neera-tanden-deletes-tweets-office-of-management-and-budget-nominee

Almost as if it was some kind of agreed upon talking point:

Jen Psaki, Biden’s incoming White House press secretary, said Tanden was “a brilliant policy expert and she knows how vital funding for [government] programs is. As a child, for a period her family relied on food stamps to eat, on Section 8 vouchers to pay the rent and on the social safety. Her fresh perspective can help meet this moment.”

Surely they can’t be talking about this Neera Tanden?

Being inclusive is good for Biden’s image. Unfortunately for him he’s no Justin Trudeau.

@anton Not sure what you’re getting at, despite your questions. I don’t think any of them worked for President Obama.