FDR and Fala by George Skadding/ Time & Life Pictures/ Getty Images
Christina Romer, University of California-Berkeley economics professor, will be President-elect Barack Obama's chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. She has done extensive research on macroeconomic volatility before and after WW II and the causes of the Great Depression.
I wonder if she will have advice on how to prevent libel against the First Dog. FDR was incensed by attacks on Fala.
Excerpt from his Campaign Dinner Address to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, September 23, 1944. Known as "The Fala Address" ...
Read full speech here.