Barack Obama has been setting speed records in naming cabinet members and advisers.
Among native Brooklynites in those ranks is, first of all, Tim Geithner [photo, left], who will be point person in efforts to restore stability to the markets, Main Street and Fulton Street.
Lots and lots of luck on that, Tim,especially the Main St. and Fulton St. parts.
Treasury Secretary-to-be Geithner is described in bios as Brooklyn-born, although his family has been based in Larchmont, New York, for years of late; and his roots in Larchmont, in fact, antedate his birth in Brooklyn.
To be deducted from what's been said and not said so far is this: Geithner's allegiance to the borough of kings, queens and those in between is not assured of being strong.
More likely to feel bonds to Brooklyn, perhaps, would be Cassandra Butts [photo, right], who according to the Times is being considered for a top advisory post at the White House regarding personnel. She was born in Brooklyn in 1965 and moved to Durham, North Carolina, where she was nine.
[Bios of Geithner are scare of details on when he left Brooklyn, but it seems he was quite a bit younger than nine.]
In any case, saludos in the efforts to rescue the nation, Brooklynites, and please remember where all things good began -- on the sun-rising side of the Brooklyn Bridge.