OK, here's a question for discussion: With the changeover between administrations, will the President's working Financial Group (PPT) maintain current effectiveness? Can market distortions which have been ascribed to said intervention be expected to continue? Or are we entering a new more hands-off period? Do relationships exist between current players and the new administration which will allow continuity, or have those relationships died with the current administration? Note: 1. Kashikari's new tone of demanding accounting of bank TARP funds for loans (thinly veiled, IMO) 2. Complication of Geitner's tax brouhaha impeding functioning of this working group? 3. Does #2 imply that Paulson will need to stay on for a few days until confirmation of Geitner (or withdrawl and new appointment), which would imply business as usual. Lots of questions, discounting the main one (does PPT exist, is it relevant, etc...). I suspect status quo but see room for chaos. Any thoughts?