From Robert Novak's column yesterday: "The fact that one name bruited about the capital for weeks before the O'Neill-Lindsey sacking as a possible appointment raises doubt about how much has been learned. Investment banker Stephen Friedman, the former Goldman Sachs chairman, was talked about as a replacement for either job--but more probably Lindsey's. He is a member of the Concord Coalition, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. Friedman is Republican, but has contributed recently to Democrats Bill Bradley, Jon Corzine, Bob Kerrey and Chuck Schumer. There is no record of Friedman being an enthusiastic tax cutter, and that is what Bush's business advisers say is needed in both jobs. " Here we go again.