Tilting at Windmills

November/ December 2011 The tune-up

By Charles Peters

Speaking of Steven Rattner reminds me of another Obama triumph, the rescue of the auto industry, in which Rattner was the administration’s point man. This effort saved more than a million jobs in the auto and related industries—and, in helping inspire reform of the business, promises future growth with more jobs to come.

Charles Peters is the founding editor of the Washington Monthly and the author of a new book on Lyndon B. Johnson published by Times Books.