It should not be a surprise that the people who advised Obama on the economy in the election campaign should get the economic jobs. This is why I voted for Nader! The Clinton administration was Republican "Lite." The economic establishment gave liberals an African-American and a woman to chose between in this election. You voted for them because of what they were and not who they were. You cannot use race or gender in determining the fitness of a candidate, but you need to know what and who they represent.
Obama is not a bad person, but he is overly impressed by the Senate, advanced degrees and "successful" Wall Street operators.