"A coalition of rank-and-file senators from both parties made the case against Bernanke, arguing that he failed to see a housing bubble that blew up and brought down the economy, chose not to enforce consumer protection laws, blocked congressional attempts to obtain documents that would shed light on his actions before, during and after the financial collapse, testified on behalf of cuts in Medicare and Social Security, and failed to regulate the derivatives market, which nearly took down the global economic system."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/28/ben-bernanke-confirmation_0_n_440662.html


It really is a case of using the same people who created and spurred the problem on, and using them to fix it.