http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/chao-bio.html http://www.dol.gov/_sec/aboutosec/chao.htm www.elitetrader.com welcomed her along with CNBC, upon her appointment some 6 or 7 years ago to this administration, her distinct style and presentation before the cameras earned her one of the most distinctive presentation awards ever .... just review the comments from a few years ago, on ET now that the real details of the real economy are no longer being window dressed, as more and more companies, factories, industries and such, as well as all the supportive smaller businesses (coffee shops, luncheon counters, etc.) loose jobs, where do we as an economy stand? 1. Employers actually slashed 80,000 jobs â the biggest number in five years and the third straight month of job losses ... 2. The national unemployment rate has rocketed higher â from 4.8% to 5.1% in March â the highest since Hurricane Katrina wiped out thousands of Gulf Coast businesses in 2005 ... 3. Job cuts in both January and February were far worse than previously reported. Payrolls for January and February were revised lower by a total of 67,000 jobs, and ... 4. Altogether, employers have cut a whopping 232,000 jobs from their payrolls since January. (taken from: www.moneyandmarkets.com Weekend Edition, Sunday, April 6th, 2008, titled: "The Handwriting on the Wall for the U.S. Dollar â And What You MUST Do NOW by Larry Edelson ") (((no, this is not an advertisement))) So, where's the cheerleader Elaine on all these economic facts?