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Does Elizabeth Warren have something to tell us?

warrenemail.jpgElizabeth Warren is the frontrunner to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She's also, however, a professor at Harvard Law School, which isn't very compatible with taking a full-time job in Washington. Something's going to have to give. And if this e-mail Brady Dennis obtained is any indication, it's not Warren's political ambitions:

When fall classes began Wednesday at Harvard Law School, Elizabeth Warren was scheduled to be teaching contract law to first-year students. But something happened on the way to the chalkboard.

"I'm writing to let you know that Professor Jerry Frug will be teaching your Contracts class this term instead of Professor Elizabeth Warren," law school dean Martha Minow wrote to students on Tuesday, according to an e-mail obtained by The Washington Post. "Professor Warren regrets that she will not be able to teach you this fall and we regret the last minute change."

Last-minute change?

I'd also note that as the election outlook grows grimmer for the Democrats, the White House seems to be picking a new fight on jobs. I wouldn't be shocked if they decided to pick one on consumer protections, as well.

Photo credit: Mike Theiler.

By Ezra Klein  |  September 2, 2010; 9:30 AM ET
Categories:  Financial Regulation  
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This is excellent news.

Posted by: mschol17 | September 2, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Got got got a new sherriff! This calls for a repost of the Warren rap. Can't get to the You Tubes at work, otherwise I'd post the link.

Posted by: MosBen | September 2, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

This would fire up the base.

Posted by: steveh46 | September 2, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

More political suicide form perhaps the most decidedly tone deaf President - EVAH! Once removed from his protective media bubble, this guy is such a chump.

Go ahead, select another divisive partisan - seems like I remember somebody promising to end this kind of politics - it will matter little. Obama has decimated the democrat political aspirations for at least the next 2 election cycles.

Who could have imagined a more inept politician? Oh yeah, everyone who pointed out he had never done anything.

Posted by: NelsonMuntz | September 2, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Come on NelsonMuntz, if there's one thing these past two years have proved, it's that every decision the President makes will be spun as somehow being "partisan" or "socialist" or whatever. Whether he's tried to create some middleground for compromise or struck out on a tac to please the base (which, quite frankly, has been extremely rare), the reaction from much of the Right has been to criticize him as being too _____, where _____ means anything in the locus of "bad" and "liberal".

Posted by: MosBen | September 2, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

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