Over the last month, at least a handful of lengthy feature stories have come my way about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts -- but the same can't be said about coverage of President Bush's other summertime nominee, Christopher Cox, who was sworn in as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission on Aug. 3.

The following day, the 17-year House veteran, addressed his staff in speech that was broadcast over the Internet (archived at www.sec.gov/news/webcasts.shtml). I recently watched the footage, and came away impressed after watching his 30-minute talk, especially when Cox matter-of-factly dismissed the perception of himself as, "business friendly," a trait that has been suggested repeatedly in most media coverage about his legislative background, including WebCPA's. And I'll give it to him, his jokes were pretty good.

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