Mark Memmott for NPR:
Please allow us to mix a seriously serious subject — consumer protection — with a bit of fun.
As NPR’s Scott Horsley will report on All Things Considered today, President Obama is getting a lot of advice these days about whom he should name to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Actually, most of the advice is about whether he should or shouldn’t choose Elizabeth Warren, chair of the congressional panel that oversees the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
…The fun part of the story, though, is the “Elizabeth Warren rap video,” also known as Got A New Sheriff.
As Marketplace reported last week, rapper Ryan Anthony Lumas concedes he didn’t know who Warren was before the video was made. He was enlisted by the group Main Street Brigade, which describes itself as “a rapid response team, nationwide, that can be activated to protect our communities” against the devastation caused by layoffs, financial failures and other economic maladies.
[continues at NPR]