The outsourcing czar

By Geraldine Sealey
Published March 11, 2004 3:37PM (EST)

The White House apparently hasn't learned any lessons from its disastrous economic report, from which administration officials have had to backtrack more than once. The problems with the report started when a section that praised outsourcing was publicized.

Now, the White House is in another stew for choosing as head of a new office to help the nation's struggling manufacturers an American businessman who, it turns out -- whoops -- opened a factory in China. After the John Kerry campaign started spreading word of the nominee's overseas business credentials, the White House postponed a ceremony scheduled for this morning, where Bush was to name the manufacturing czar, because of "scheduling conflicts."

Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at

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