January 15, 2014
Nine years ago, those two noted cosmopolitan universalists, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Finance Minister Bibi Netanyahu, decided that it was time to move beyond all this primitive nationalism and vulgar questions of "Whose side is this guy on, anyway?" and go out and find the technically most wizardly central banker out of all the billions of people in the entire world, who turned out to be Stanley Fischer.
Now, President Obama has decided that for the role of eminence grise of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, he should follow this precedent established by those famed proponents of national disinterestedness, Sharon and Netanyahu. Obama has put aside all these petty questions of national loyalty to look deep into the vast global pool of talent. And he has found his Own Personal Stanley Fischer, who -- like El Guapo in Three Amigos -- also happens to be The Actual Stanley Fischer: