JOBS ROUNDUP….So what’s the reaction in Washington to February’s anemic job growth? Here’s a sample:
John Feehery, spokesman for Dennis Hastert: “No one should be happy about these numbers.”
Gregory Mankiw, chairman of President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers: “We’re not satisfied. The labor market has started to turn ? it just hasn’t turned enough.”
Glen Bolger, part of the Bush campaign’s polling team: “Clearly, you’d like to see the job growth a little more robust than 21,000. The president is realistic when he says, ‘We’re not done yet, there’s lots more to do.’ ”
Scott McClellan, White House Press Secretary: “There are still people who are hurting” and more needs to be done.
John Snow, Treasury Secretary: “This administration is not satisfied with today’s job-creation numbers.”
George W. Bush, President of the United States: “Simply not satisfied” with the pace at which jobs are being created.
And that’s just the Republicans…..