“Why is it always the women? Why are we the only ones with balls around here?”

–Former Council of Economic Advisors chair Christina Romer in a conversation with Elizabeth Warren quoted in Ron Suskind’s Confidence Men.

On a related note, here’s a video of Warren, now a Senate candidate in Massachusetts, commenting on Republican charges of “class warfare” at a recent campaign event.

Maybe you can see why Obama might have preferred her out on the trail in 2012 rather than holed up in a D.C. office running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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