I was startled some time back when the Republican leadership on the Hill picked, or at least did not veto, Douglas Holtz-Eakin to head the Congressional Budget Office and George Yin to head the Joint Committee on Taxation. They are not only highly qualified individuals, but honorable and honest.
At some point I assume the leadership will switch gears to picking hacks. But we might as well appreciate it while it lasts.
Holtz-Eakin on the favorable budget news: It should be taken "with a grain of salt. There's simply no question if you take yourself to 2008, 2009 or 2010, that vision is the same today as it was two months ago."