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View Diary: No Summers for the Fed? Sen. Warren, Brown and Merkley Are No Votes (134 comments)

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    Too often people around here dismiss trial balloons as being somehow not real.  They are real and they serve a very real purpose in Washington.  They are put up to test the political winds and to allow the politicos to devise a plan based on the reactions they see to get what they want.  The trial balloon strategy is incredibly important to political maneuvering in this town.  Nominations and votes never happen blindly or without this sort of testing and adjusting prior.

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