Merry Christmas, Ron Kirk! You're the New U.S. Trade Representative!
Well, if you believe Reuters, tomorrow Ron Kirk gets his early Christmas present: "President-elect Barack Obama will nominate former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk to be U.S. trade representative, a source familiar with decision said on Thursday. Obama is expected to make the announcement on Friday in Chicago, the source said." Unless he doesn't. But, for the moment, gird your loins for Kirk's new title: Ambassador! --Robert Wilonsky